Poland’s state electoral fee stated Monday that conservative President Andrzej Duda has received 51.21% of the vote with nearly all votes counted within the nation’s weekend election.
The practically full outcomes, primarily based on a rely of votes from 99.97% districts, exhibits liberal Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski simply behind with 48.79% of the vote.
The ultimate outcomes may range considerably, nonetheless.
If the result’s born out, it could be one in every of closest elections in Poland’s historical past, reflecting the deep divisions on this European Union nation.
Sunday’s vote was initially deliberate for Might however was delayed amid bitter political wrangling.
Evaluation: Duda ‘has tilted Poland’s narrative a lot additional to the precise’
It follows a bitter marketing campaign dominated by problems with tradition during which the federal government, state media and the influential Catholic church all mobilized in assist of Duda, a social conservative.
Duda, who’s backed by the ruling right-wing Legislation and Justice social gathering, campaigned on conventional values and social spending on this largely Catholic nation as he sought a second five-year time period.
Because the race turned tighter in latest weeks, Duda turned additional to the precise looking for votes. He seized on homosexual rights as a key theme, denouncing the LGBT rights motion as an “ideology” worse than communism.
Duda’s marketing campaign additionally solid Trzaskowski as somebody who would promote out Polish households to Jewish pursuits, tapping into outdated anti-Semitic tropes in a rustic that was house to Europe’s largest Jewish group earlier than it was decimated by Germany within the Holocaust.