Wednesday 1 March 2017

Polish president concedes poll loss

Poles are voting in a tight presidential election run-off
Poles are voting in a tight presidential election run-off
Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski and wife Anna hold their ballots as they vote during the presidential run-off election in Warsaw (AP)

Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski has conceded defeat in the presidential election, minutes after an exit poll showed him trailing Andrzej Duda, a previously little-known right-wing politician.

The exit poll said 53% of the votes in Sunday's final round of the presidential election went to Duda and 47% to Komorowski.

It was conducted by Ipsos and reported by the public broadcaster TVN. It has a margin of error plus or minus 2 percentage points.

The result looms as a huge blow to Civic Platform, the pro-market and pro-European party that has governed Poland for eight years.

Final, official results are expected to be released on Monday.

Press Association

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