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Polish president suffers surprise reverse in first round vote-exit poll

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 01:08

Exit poll shows conservative party candidate Andrzej Duda ahead of incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski in the first round of Poland's presidential election. Julie Noce reports.

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An exit poll pointed to a surprise win for Poland's conservative party candidate in the first round of a presidential election on Sunday. Law and Justice party candidate Andrzej Duda was at least two percentage points ahead of incumbent President Bronislaw Komorowski in an exit poll. The two will go head-to-head in a run-off election at the end of the month. We have a difficult two weeks ahead of us, Duda told supporters. But I deeply believe victory is still ahead. Komorowski said he would try to re-connect with voters. (SOUNDBITE) (Polish) POLISH PRESIDENT, BRONISLAW KOMOROWSKI, SAYING: "We know the preliminary results of the first round of elections. I think we need to interpret them as a serious warning for the whole widely understood power camp. We also need to come to far-reaching conclusions from this election result. We need to listen to the voice of the voters." The first official results are not expected before late Monday. If neither candidate wins more than 50 percent, a second round will be will be held on May 24.

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Polish president suffers surprise reverse in first round vote-exit poll

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 01:08