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Poland: Voters head to the polls to choose their president00:41

Poland: Voters head to the polls to choose their president

Poland, Warsaw
May 24, 2015 at 09:24 GMT +00:00 · Published

Voting opened in Poland, Sunday as citizens headed to the polls to decide who will be their next president in a run-off vote. The latest polls suggest that incumbent President Bronislaw Komorowski is slightly behind his Law and Justice party challenger, Andrzej Duda. Voters were seen casting their ballots at a polling station in Warsaw, Sunday morning.

The first round of voting on May 10 saw the Civic Platform candidate Komorowski gain 33.7 percent of the vote, whilst Duda secured 34.8 percent. Neither candidate attained the 50 percent needed to win outright.

Komorowski has been president for the last five years, after his predecessor, Lech Kaczynski, died in a plane crash in Smolensk, Russia. Kaczynski's twin brother Jaroslaw leads Duda's Law and Justice party.

Poland: Voters head to the polls to choose their president00:41
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Voting opened in Poland, Sunday as citizens headed to the polls to decide who will be their next president in a run-off vote. The latest polls suggest that incumbent President Bronislaw Komorowski is slightly behind his Law and Justice party challenger, Andrzej Duda. Voters were seen casting their ballots at a polling station in Warsaw, Sunday morning.

The first round of voting on May 10 saw the Civic Platform candidate Komorowski gain 33.7 percent of the vote, whilst Duda secured 34.8 percent. Neither candidate attained the 50 percent needed to win outright.

Komorowski has been president for the last five years, after his predecessor, Lech Kaczynski, died in a plane crash in Smolensk, Russia. Kaczynski's twin brother Jaroslaw leads Duda's Law and Justice party.

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