Duda wins 51.21 pct of votes - results from 99.97 pct of polling stations

Having presented unofficial partial results from 99.97 percent of polling stations on Monday, the State Electoral Commission (PKW) said that incumbent President Andrzej Duda received 51.21 percent of the votes in the presidential run-off election on Sunday.

His contender, Rafal Trzaskowski, won 48.79 percent of the votes.

Duda received 10,413,094 votes and Trzaskowski - 9,921,219.

Presenting a communique at a press conference on Monday morning, PKW head Sylwester Marciniak said this was a report regarding "partial unofficial results of the Sunday vote."

Marciniak added that the report was based on data from 27,222 out of the total of 27,231 polling stations. He stated that the PKW had so far not received data from nine polling stations.

The official also announced that the election turnout reached 68.12 percent.

"This turnout, despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and holiday season, is considerably higher than in the first round of the election. This is a record high, if we look at all of the presidential elections in the 21st century, and it has nearly reached the record result of the runoff vote in the presidential election in 1995," Marciniak underlined.

He said that the PKW "is still waiting for protocols from nine polling stations, all of them abroad, namely, one from Brussels, six from London and two from Manchester."

The PKW head also added that he could not tell when the commission would be able to announce the official results of the vote, but underlined that the unofficial results were rather unlikely to change after all votes have been calculated.