Polish presidential challenger Rafal Trzaskowski, who according to an Ipsos exit poll got 49.6 percent of votes in the run-off elections on Sunday, said he believes in victory as he expects the counting of all votes to reverse the initial result.
Rightwing President Andrzej Duda likely won a second term of office in the Sunday presidential elections in Poland, according to an exit poll by the Ipsos public opinion research centre for the public TVP and private TVN and Polsat television broadcasters.
Poles are voting on Sunday to elect their president for a five-year term. The first round on June 28 eliminated nine other candidates, leaving conservative incumbent Andrzej Duda to face centrist challenger Rafal Trzaskowski in a tight presidential run-off.
Polish President Andrzej Duda on Friday recalled the National Day of Remembrance of the massacre of Poles by Ukrainian nationalists during WWII which Poland observes on July 11.
Incumbent President Andrzej Duda in the last hours of the presidential campaign expressed trust that, together, Poles are able to build a just, prosperous and strong country.
Friday is the last day of the presidential campaign before the Sunday run-off election.
Re-election seeking President Andrzej Duda on Thursday told voters in Wieliczka, southern Poland that he aimed to pursue an ambitious and bold policy aimed to make Poland a respected country.
Polls varied in their Thursday predictions of this Sunday's second election round between incumbent President Andrzej Duda and centrist contender Rafał Trzaskowski.
Incumbent President Andrzej Duda will have the official backing of the Federation for the Republic of Poland (FdR) in the July 12 run-off round of the Polish presidential election, party leader Marek Jakubiak announced on Thursday.
Forty-five percent of respondents to a July survey conducted by Kantar, said they would vote for the Civic Coalition's (KO) Rafal Trzaskowski, while 44 pct said they would support incumbent President Andrzej Duda in the presidential run-off vote on July 12.