Current Polish President Andrzej Duda, who is running for a second term, wins the second round of presidential elections. This is evidenced by the results of the exit poll, distributed by Polish television on Sunday after the closing of polling stations.
According to the calculations of sociologists, Duda won 50.4% of the vote. His rival — Warsaw mayor Rafal Trzaskowski, who represents the largest opposition party “Civic platform” – received, according to preliminary data, 49.6% of the vote.
Voting in the second round of the presidential election ended on Sunday in Poland. At exactly 21:00 local time, polling stations that had worked for 14 hours were closed in the country, and the procedure for counting votes began.
The state election Commission will present official results within 48 hours. According to her Secretary, Magdalena Petzak, the deadline for summing up the vote is late Tuesday evening. “If it works, it will happen on the night from Monday to Tuesday. Probably late Monday night. It all depends on the speed of receipt of protocols from abroad,” she said.
According to the Election Commission, the elections were held calmly, without serious violations or incidents. Despite the new type of coronavirus pandemic, poles were active and came to the sites EN masse. Many of them had queues starting early in the morning. The will was expressed in compliance with enhanced sanitary measures.
The first round of Polish presidential elections was held on June 28. According to its results, none of the 11 candidates managed to get more than 50% of the vote. Therefore, the second round was held with the participation of only two candidates for the highest state post — the incumbent President Andrzej Duda, who is running for a second term, and the mayor of Warsaw, Rafal Trzaskowski, from the country’s largest opposition party, Civic Platform.