Presidential Elections in Poland

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A political poster on a notice board outside a church in the city of Gorzów Wielkopolski in Poland, May 2015.

In the first round of the Polish elections for President of Poland two candidates gained enough support to ensure a second vote later this month. Andrzej Duda from the opposition Law and Justice party gained the most votes with 34.76 per cent of the votes. Second place went to incumbent president and former P.O ‘Civic Platform’ politician, Bronislaw Komorowski, who received 33.77 percent of the votes. While, singer and activist, Pawel Kukiz came in third place with just over 20% of the votes cast in this first round of the elections. In general, Komorowski, proved most popular with voters in the western provinces of Poland, Duda in the east of the country, and Kukiz was favoured most by younger voters.

Komorowski and Duda will go through to the second round of the elections on 24 May 2015.

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