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Candidate in Poland’s presidential election, Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski addresses supporters as exit poll results were announced during the presidential election in Warsaw, Poland, on July 12, 2020. – Poles voted on July 12, 2020 in a knife-edge presidential election between a populist incumbent closely allied with the US President and a europhile liberal who wants to restore ties with Brussels. (Photo by Wojtek RADWANSKI / AFP)

Polish President Andrzej Duda squeezed past a europhile rival to win re-election, official results showed Monday, but the narrow victory put allies in the populist right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party on the back foot.

Seeking close ties with US President Donald Trump, Duda has vowed to tighten already restrictive laws against abortion, and campaigned against LGBT rights.

The incumbent won a new five-year term with 51 percent of Sunday’s vote against 49 percent for Warsaw’s liberal mayor Rafal Trzaskowski, who had vowed to mend ties with the…

Source: Guardian Newspaper