Polish presidential vote result reinforces ruling party - Belgian daily

Incumbent Andrzej Duda's win in the presidential runoff strengthens the position of Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, in power since 2015, the Belgian daily Le Soir wrote on Monday, adding that the "conservative" candidate defeated the "liberal."

Duda "is supported by the conservative nationalist PiS party, while the Warsaw mayor (Duda's runoff contender Rafal Trzaskowski - PAP) represents the main opposition, centrist Civic Platform (PO) party, which has promised to restore ties with the European Union, which have been strained since PiS came to power," Le Soir wrote.

The newspaper also pointed to the very slim difference in support between Duda and his rival and the very high election turnout of almost 70 percent."