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Poland's conservative president won five more years in office

Poland's incumbent president, the conservative Andrzej Duda, gets five more years in office after Sunday's presidential election.

It is clear, after that 99,97% of the votes are counted. This was stated by Poland's election commission.

the 48-year-old Andrzej Duda wins a very narrow victory with 51,2 percent of the votes.

Buddy Rafal Trzaskowski, the liberal Warsaw mayor, get 48,8 percent of the votes.

According to the Polish electoral commission will the remaining votes not yet counted could not change the result.

It was expected that it would be a gyseropgør between the two candidates. Polls had shown virtually a dead heat.

Andrzej Duda, who is allied with the ruling party Law and Justice (PiS), stands for a conservative rate.

He has promised judicial reforms, which the EU believes is in violation of the rule of law.

Trzaskowski had repented, promised as president, he would use his veto power to stop any reform that undermines the democratic norms.

office of the President in Poland is not just symbolic. In addition to have a certain influence in the fields of defence and foreign policy matters the president can thus also veto laws passed in parliament.

Duda has described itself as the protector of the catholic faith and conservative family values. He has given notice of actions against lgbt people. He will also tighten an already restrictive abortion laws.

He is together with the ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) has become popular on a number of new welfare schemes. They include among other things, a børnecheck on the 830 dollars a month and more in the pension for the elderly.

Duda has in particular received support from rural areas, while Trzaskowski has been the preferred candidate in the country's major cities.

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