October 18, 2021

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Poland’s Duda retains slim guide in presidential election – exit poll

Poland's Duda holds slim lead in presidential election - exit poll

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Andrzej Duda is allied with the nationalist Regulation and Justice-led government

Poland’s incumbent President Andrzej Duda retains a slender guide in the country’s presidential election, according to an exit poll.

The poll on Sunday showed Mr Duda, an ally of the conservative governing administration, with 50.4% of the vote.

He was pitted against the socially liberal Warsaw mayor Rafal Trzaskowski.

The vote has been widely observed as a battle for the country’s potential as well as its strained relations with the European Union.

Mr Trzaskowski obtained 49.6%, according to the exit poll, which pollster Ipsos mentioned had a margin of mistake of two percentage points. Official benefits are anticipated on Monday.

“I want to thank everybody that voted for me,” Mr Duda instructed supporters soon after the exit poll was declared.

Mr Duda topped the initially spherical of voting last thirty day period with a convincing direct but fell short of the 50% essential to gain outright.

The election had been because of to take area in May possibly, when Mr Duda was greater in the polls and stood a greater prospect of profitable in the first round.

While the coronavirus pandemic had not nevertheless peaked, the governing administration was determined for the May perhaps vote to go forward. It at some point backed down when a junior coalition spouse joined the opposition in stating the governing nationalist Regulation and Justice (PiS) bash have been putting politics before public well being.

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