Polish president defeated in polls


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Polish president defeated in polls


It’s a stunning turnaround. Conservative opposition challenger Andrzej Duda won a surprise victory in Poland’s presidential run-off, trumping incumbent centrist Bronislaw Komorowski with promises of change and generous social spending. Analysts said voters hungry for change in the EU and NATO member state could oust the governing centrist Civic Platform in this year’s parliamentary polls and return the controversial Jaroslaw Kaczynski and his conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party to power after 8 years. The country’s powerful Roman Catholic church also congratulated Duda, with whom it shares an opinion on certain social issues.

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