Poland’s Duda leads in presidential election first round
Duda leads the first round of the presidential elections in Poland
The second round will take place in mid-July
WARSAW – The incumbent President of Poland, a politician of conservative views Andrzej Duda took the lead in the first round of the presidential elections, and will meet in the second round with the liberal mayor of Warsaw.
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This is evidenced by the official results released on Monday..
The National Election Commission said that after summing up 87 percent of polling stations, Duda, who is backed by the ruling party «Law and justice», received 45.24 percent of the vote.
His rival Rafal Tshaskowski came in second with 28.92 percent of the vote, leading to a party member «Civil Platform» to the second round of elections, which will be held on July 12.
Independent candidate Shimon Golovnya came in third with 13.69 percent. None of the other eight candidates received even 10 percent.
The turnout was 53.3 percent.
The campaign was dominated by concerns about the erosion of democratic rights and pressing economic problems. Poland is experiencing first recession since the end of the communist era due to the coronavirus epidemic.
The elections were supposed to take place in May, but were postponed due to the epidemic.
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