President Duda sworn in for second term

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Polish President Andrzej Duda took the oath of office before the National Assembly on Thursday morning and started his second term. The head of state will deliver an address and will assume supervision over the armed forces.

President Duda was reelected for a five-year term of office on July 12 with 51.03 percent of the vote. Rafal Trzaskowski, his contender and a Civic Coalition (KO) candidate, received 48.97 percent.

After having delivered a message inaugurating his second term in office, President Duda will lay flowers at plaques commemorating Poland's former presidents, including the late Lech Kaczynski, MPs killed during WWII, the late Sejm Speaker Maciej Plazynski, and MPs who died in the April 10, 2010 air disaster.

Later in the day, Duda will meet with the Conventions of Seniors of the Sejm and Senate (lower and upper house).