Polish Presidential Elections

Last night Poles voted for their new President and the late polls’ outcome of the first round came as a huge surprise.

The incumbent President Bronisław Komorowski. related to the ruling Civic Platform, lost to Andrzej Duda, MEP of conservative Law and Justice party (33,1% to 34,5%). The third result belonged to Paweł Kukiz, a former rockman and activist, who reached unexpected 20%.

The second round between Komorowski, who commented on the result as a “serious warning”, and Duda is set for 24 May.

Is Poland facing a change of guard?

Read more: Politico / BBC / Wall Street Journal

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