Presidential election in Poland: Can combine Duda the country?

In the runoff presidential elections in Poland, the incumbent, Andrzej Duda has won according to official data, a narrow victory. After counting more than 99.9

Presidential election in Poland: Can combine Duda the country?

In the runoff presidential elections in Poland, the incumbent, Andrzej Duda has won according to official data, a narrow victory. After counting more than 99.9 percent of the votes, the election Commission announced on Monday morning in Warsaw, the national-conservative President got 51.2 percent of the votes, liberal against a candidate, Rafał Trzaskowski 48.8 percent.

Gerhard Gnauck

Political correspondent for Poland, the Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, based in Warsaw.

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Duda had called on Sunday evening at his Celebration in front of the castle in Pułtusk, the high turnout "a wonderful testimony for our democracy". The turnout was over 67 percent, unusually high; five years ago you had stood in the election, 55.3 per cent.

The election was primarily a vote on five years of PiS rule. Now, Duda is able to govern, as well as the PiS from where he comes, and since 2015 the government allocates more. However, the liberal opposition party, the PO has achieved a success that three months ago no one for possible had kept. Your chief of staff has announced the results of the election due to massive organizational problems for hundreds of thousands of voters abroad challenge.

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Duda called in Pułtusk, the values to which he intends to unite the country: "our family, our Polish community, our culture and Tradition, our history, heroism, and Pride". Also he was on election night, conciliatory, and asked all who felt by his actions and words since 2015, "hurt", sorry. On these words, of course, deeds must follow. The country is deeply divided, the result of the election, according to two almost equal parts, and Duda has not been the President that would have built bridges over these ditches.

Updated Date: 13 July 2020, 06:19

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