Presidential election in Poland : the conservative outgoing Duda given a winner - The Point

The election is tight. According to results near complete circulated Monday 13 July, the conservative president of Polish outgoing, Andrzej Duda, came first in

Presidential election in Poland : the conservative outgoing Duda given a winner - The Point

The election is tight. According to results near complete circulated Monday 13 July, the conservative president of Polish outgoing, Andrzej Duda, came first in the second round of the presidential election of Sunday. He is ahead of the mayor's liberal pro-european of Warsaw, Rafal Trzaskowski, with 51.2% of votes, after the counting of 99.7 % of the ballots, said electoral commission. Rafal Trzaskowski gets 48,79 % of the votes.

The result cements the position of the Law and Justice party (PiS), in power since 2015. "The president Duda is re-elected. But this is not a strong victory, " said the Agency France-Presse, a political scientist Stanislaw Mocek, president of Collegium Civitas. "The Poles have not opted to make the change proposed by Rafal Trzaskowski ". The president Duda is supported by the conservative nationalist PiS when the mayor of Warsaw is the main opposition party, centrist civic Platform (PO), which promised to restore the ties with the european Union strained since the arrival of the PiS in power. "The result fort Rafal Trzaskowski gives him the opportunity to become a key figure of the liberal opposition ", told private television TVN24, a political scientist Andrzej Rychard.

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A survey in the exit polls gave Sunday night a slight advance, Andrzej Duda, who was then said to Pultusk in front of his supporters : "I am satisfied with my victory, even if it is a survey of output for the time ". The election, contested at loggerheads, has been marked by a high participation rate for Poland, of 67.9 %.

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Updated Date: 13 July 2020, 04:33

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