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Presidential hopefuls in Poland cast votes in race too close to call

Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 00:59

President Bronislaw Komorowski finds and conservative challenger, Andrzej Duda cast votes in presidential elections that is too close to call. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Poles voted for a president on Sunday in a run-off that is too close to call but has already sounded a warning for the ruling Civic Platform as it looks to re-election later in the year. Originally seen as a shoo-in for a second five-year term, incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski finds himself neck and neck with his conservative challenger, Andrzej Duda, who defied opinion polls to come out on top in the May 10 first round. Victory for 43-year-old Duda would mark the first major electoral win in almost a decade for the opposition Law and Justice party, and provide a springboard to challenge for government in the autumn. But even the race alone has turned Duda, former legal aide and member of the European parliament, into a national political player and shaken the ruling Civic Platform.

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Presidential hopefuls in Poland cast votes in race too close to call

Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 00:59