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Incumbent Andrzej Duda heading in the right direction for 2nd time period with slender victory in Poland’s runoff presidential vote

Incumbent Andrzej Duda on course for 2nd term with narrow victory in Poland’s runoff presidential vote


Polish President Andrzej Duda is main the polls by a slim margin with the nationwide vote depend almost over. The election fee has stated the ultimate tally is not going to change considerably.

Duda, an ally of the ruling right-wing Legislation and Justice (PiS) celebration, bought 51.2 p.c of the vote, the Nationwide Electoral Fee introduced after counting almost 99.7 p.c of the ballots.

Native media quoted Fee Chairman Sylwester Marciniak as saying that the official outcomes is not going to change considerably because the depend is being finalized. Because of this Duda is more likely to be re-elected for a second time period in workplace.

Duda’s opponent, Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski, the candidate from the center-right Civic Platform (PO), bought 48.eight p.c of the vote.

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Duda, 48, ran as a champion of conservative household values, promising to take care of and broaden beneficiant welfare packages launched by the PiS-led authorities. Below Duda, Poland remained a robust supporter of the EU and NATO, sustaining shut ties with the US.

Nonetheless, relations with the European Fee have been strained lately as Brussels was extremely essential of the Polish authorities’s reforms of the judiciary and state-run media. EU officers have additionally criticized Warsaw for its stance on LGBT rights and abortion.

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