Runoff election to decide on Poland's presidents | politics

jubilation in the camp of Poland's ruling party PiS: incumbent Duda leads according to forecasts, in the first round of the presidential election. He missed th

Runoff election to decide on Poland's presidents | politics

jubilation in the camp of Poland's ruling party PiS: incumbent Duda leads according to forecasts, in the first round of the presidential election. He missed the absolute majority. Now he must in the runoff against Trzaskowski.

Warsaw (Reuters) - With the presidential election in Poland, the national-conservative incumbent, Andrzej Duda has missed after first projections for a re-election necessary absolute majority.

He must now face in two weeks of a run-off election against the opposition candidates Rafal Trzaskowski. Duda came to 41.8 percent of the vote, Trzaskowski to 30.4 percent.

The turnout was in spite of the Corona-pandemic high. Up to 17 hours of almost 48 percent of the election were eligible to vote, as the election Commission announced on Sunday in Warsaw. In the case of the presidential election in 2015, the total turnout was located at the end of the day, at around 49 percent. The election Commission will announce the official result at the latest on Wednesday morning, as your Chairman said.

Duda thanked on Sunday evening in Lowicz, West of Warsaw, the voters for the support. It is important that the Land will be so managed, as it may, the majority of the population, said Duda under the cheers of his followers to call. He congratulated his Challenger Trzaskowski to its success.

Trzaskowski said in front of supporters in Warsaw, the results show that a high percentage of Poland's wool exchange. "We still have a Chance to win." The second round will be a choice between those who looked to the past to rekindle the dispute, and those who wanted to bring Poland a better future.

The election was considered also as a kind of referendum on the policy of the PiS, since 2015 the President and an absolute majority in the Parliament. A second term of office, Dudas would be. the power monopoly of the party until the next parliamentary election in 2023 under the walls

by the office of The Polish President is purely representative, the President has wide ranging powers and can block legislation with a Veto, but also their own legislative initiatives and toast.

Trzaskowski represents the largest opposition Alliance, the liberal-conservative civic coalition (KO). His victory in the second round could mean that the PiS of the projects in almost all of the law must reckon that the President of his Veto right use of power and the initiatives stops. Trzaskowski has already announced that he wants to make the controversial judicial reform of the PiS undo.

The election was originally scheduled for 10. Scheduled for may, but was postponed due to the Corona pandemic in the short term. In the choice of local protective regulations were in place on Sunday. In the centre of Warsaw, the people with face masks stood in front of the polling queue, as in the rooms, only a limited number of persons was approved. Disinfectant-ready stood at the entrance, the volunteers wore visors, gloves and transparent Face. Voters were required to make a private pen.

For the election success in the second round could be an important factor, for whom the voters of the now eliminated candidate to decide. In third place is independent candidate Szymon Holownia landed, according to the forecasts of 13.3 per cent. The well-known journalist and TV presenter said he will not vote for Duda, wool prescribe his constituents but nothing. With Trzaskowski he wanted to meet him and the important claims of his election program to submit. "It is the personal choice of free people, for whom you want to vote will always remain." A spokesman of the candidate Krzysztof Bosak of the right-wing Konfederacja (7.4 per cent) said that they will pronounce no choice recommendation.

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Updated Date: 30 June 2020, 03:35

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