An exit poll released seconds after polling stations closed in Poland reveals that major opposition rival Andrzej Duda beat incumbent Bronisław Komorowski by winning 34.8 percent of the vote, with the latter garnering 32.2 percent of the vote.
If confirmed by the PKW State Electoral Commission, the result means that there will be a second round of voting on 24 May between the two front runners to determine who will become Poland’s president.
In third place, musician Paweł Kukiz managed to garner 20.3 percent, much higher than he was polling towards the end of last week.
Voter turnout according to the poll stood at 49.4 percent. The exit poll was conducted by IPSOS for TVP, Polsat and TVN24. (jb)
Exit poll results in full:
Grzegorz Michał BRAUN – 1.1 percent
Andrzej Sebastian DUDA – 34.8 percent
Adam Sebastian JARUBAS – 1.6 percent
Bronisław Maria KOMOROWSKI – 32.2 percent
Janusz Ryszard KORWIN-MIKKE – 4.4 percent
Marian Janusz KOWALSKI – 0.8 percent
Paweł Piotr KUKIZ – 20.3 percent
Magdalena Agnieszka OGÓREK – 2.4 percent
Janusz Marian PALIKOT – 1.5 percent
Paweł Jan TANAJNO – 0.3 percent
Jacek WILK – 0.6 percent