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 Lowicz, Poland, June 28, 2020. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland’s President Andrzej Duda came top in the first round of the country’s presidential election, partial results showed on Monday, but fell short of the overall majority needed to avoid what looks set to be a tight run-off vote on July 12.
Duda, an ally of the ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party, got 45.73% of the vote, according to results based on 82.2% of the total number of polling districts.
Liberal Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski, who is standing for the largest opposition party, the centrist Civic Platform (PO), came second with 28.51%.