Polish PM recalls late father on first anniversary of his death

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Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki in a Facebook post on Wednesday recalled his late father, 1980s radical anti-communist opposition leader Kornel Morawiecki, on the first anniversary of his death.

"Every day of the past 30 years of a free Poland, he fought for a better and more just Poland," the prime minister wrote.

Kornel Morawiecki was an anti-communist dissident since his student years and in 1982 founded the Fighting Solidarity union, a radical offshoot of the Solidarity Trade Union. In more recent years he ran in the 2010 presidential election and in 2015 became an MP for the Kukiz'15 movement. He was also a senior speaker of the lower house of parliament.

Kornel Morawiecki died on September 30, 2019, aged 78.