President Wojciech Jaruzelski has offered to step down in November if Parliament agrees to move up presidential elections scheduled for next year to this fall, a senior Solidarity official said.

The Sejm, the lower house of Parliament, was scheduled to meet Thursday and Friday to discuss an amendment to the constitution that would allow an early general election to choose a new president.It is widely believed the Sejm will approve the amendment.

Solidarity trade union founder Lech Walesa declared Monday he would run for president.