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Poland. Close election should be won by President Duda, says poll

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Andrzej Duda’s reelection, if confirmed, will be done in the sprint in this second round, shows a poll reported by Reuters and for BBC, with the current president receiving 50.8% of the votes, an advantage of only 1.6 percentage points over the competing candidate. The study reveals voting intentions to exit the polls, but it also includes official results.

Andrzej Duda is an ally of the nationalists of the Law and Justice party, which has governed Poland consecutively for about a decade.

With this result, Reuters underlines that the Polish government will have scope to deepen conservative reforms, namely in the judicial system, and to continue to fight the liberal ideas defended by the opposition, such as abortion or the rights of homosexuals.

Duda’s speech on the rights of homosexuals was controversial before the elections, when he referred to an “ideology” more destructive than communism.

Andrzej Duda wins presidential elections in Poland with 43.5%

The competing candidate, the liberal Rafal Trzaskowski, Mayor of Warsaw supported by the Civic Platform, the largest opposition party, has 49.2%, according to the polls. Trzaskowski supports a more progressive agenda and greater integration in the European Union.

In office for five years, Andrzej Duda won the first round, on June 28, with 43.5% of the votes. Rafal Trzaskowski obtained 30.5%.

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