Andrzej Duda slightly ahead of his centrist rival with 51.2% of the votes, after the counting of 99.7% of the ballots, according to the electoral commission.

A tight ballot. According to official results collected in 99.7% of the polling stations, the Polish conservative president Andrzej Duda ahead of the mayor of Warsaw Rafal Trzaskowski in the second round of the presidential election Sunday July 12. Andrzej Duda thus collected 51.2% of the votes before Rafal Trzaskowski. The head of the electoral commission said that counting the last ballots would not change the outcome of the poll.

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President Andrzej Duda is supported by the nationalist conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party, while his rival, the liberal and pro-European Rafal Trzaskowski, represents the main centrist opposition party, Civic Platform (PO), which promises in particular restore ties with Brussels, strained since the PiS came to power in 2015.

The outcome of the second round was decisive for the future of the Conservative government in power. Andrzej Duda campaigned in particular by attacking the rights of LGBT + people and rejecting the idea of ​​compensation for Jewish property stolen by the Nazis. Rafal Trzaskowski, for his part, is in favor of civil partnerships, including between people of the same sex. His decision to sign a declaration of support for LGBT + has prompted many regions in the rural east and the most conservative in the country to proclaim himself “LGBT free areas”.

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