Election exit ballot reveals victory for incumbent Polish President Duda

Polish President and presidential candidate of the Law and Justice (PiS) party Andrzej Duda gestures as he speaks after the announcement of the first exit poll results on the first round of presidential elections in Warsaw, Poland, June 28, 2020. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel


Incumbent Andrzej Duda gained probably the most votes within the first spherical of the Polish presidential election on Sunday, an exit ballot confirmed, setting the stage for a good run-off vote which will form Poland’s relations with the European Union for years to return.

The re-election of presidency ally Duda, who would now face liberal Warsaw mayor Rafal Trzaskowski in a run-off, is essential if ruling nationalists Law and Justice (PiS) are to implement their conservative agenda, together with reforms the EU says undermine the independence of the judiciary.

The president has the suitable to veto legal guidelines and Trzaskowski, the candidate of the biggest opposition get together, the centrist Civic Platform (PO), has vowed to cease reforms which he says erode democracy.

“I want to thank everyone for voting,” Duda instructed supporters after the exit ballot was launched.

Final voting outcomes from the primary spherical are anticipated later within the week.

Duda acquired 41.8% of the votes, the exit ballot confirmed, whereas Trzaskowski got here second with 30.4%. With not one of the 11 candidates scoring greater than 50% within the first spherical, the run-off between the 2 frontrunners will happen on July 12.

Duda had lengthy been seen because the clear favorite to win the election, however some current polls have proven Trzaskowski successful within the second spherica