Poland's parliament elected Interior Minister Czeslaw Kiszczak as prime minister yesterday. The vote in the Sejm (parliament) was 237 for and 173 against. The 173-member Solidarity delegation voted to oppose General Kiszczak, who jailed its activists during martial law in the 1980s.

Earlier the Sejm voted to set up a commission to consider impeaching the outgoing government of Mieczyslaw Rakowski, who is now Communist Party chief. The unprecedented inquiry will probe the Cabinet's economic record.

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