Polish Electoral Commission says the result,Poland’s presidential election has been won by the incumbent Andrej Duda from the right-wing Law and Justice party, near-complete results showed.
Andrzej Duda, Poland’s conservative, populist incumbent, has won the presidential election by a thin margin, results from over 99 percent of polling stations show.
The election commission said that Mr Duda had won 51.2 per cent of the vote with results from more than 99.97 per cent of polling stations counted, and that tallying up the final votes would not change the outcome.
Preliminary results for the Polish presidential election run-off according to the National Electoral Commission:
Andrzej Duda: 51.2 percent
Rafał Trzaskowski: 48.8 percent
Duda, who is backed by the ruling right-wing Law and Justice party (PiS), won 51.21 percent of the vote, while opposition candidate, liberal Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski, got 48.79 percent.
A second five-year term for the 48-year-old lawyer would improve the governing right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party’s chances of moving ahead with its agenda. His victory would have profound implications for Poland’s relationship with the EU.
Duda favors tightening Poland’s anti-abortion law already among Europe’s most restrictive and recently likened “LGBT ideology” to communism, drawing criticism at home and abroad.
On Duda’s watch the retirement age for men was lowered from 67 to 65. The PiS also began giving parents a monthly allowance of 500 zloty (130 U.S. dollars) for each child.
The foreign policy, Duda has worked on strengthening ties with NATO.
Just four days before the first round of the election last month, Duda visited U.S. President Donald Trump, the first foreign leader invited to the White House since the COVID-19 pandemic began.