The second round of the presidential elections in Poland was properly organised despite legal shortcomings, but it suffered due to the public media's hostility, its rhetoric of intolerance and its bias, the OSCE said on Monday.
Although Rafal Trzaskowski lost the Sunday presidential election he has pledged to continue the opposition’s fight to retrieve the country from the hands of one party.
Incumbent President Andrzej Duda received 51.12 percent of the votes in the presidential run-off election on Sunday, according to results from 99.98 percent of polling stations, the State Electoral Commission (PKW) said on its website on Monday afternoon.
'A divided Poland' and 'a conflict of two souls, of one nation' are among the commentaries published on Monday by Italy's biggest newspapers in articles referring to President Andrzej Duda's win in Sunday's presidential runoff vote.
Making a rare break from her tradition of never speaking in public, Kinga Duda told supporters in the town of Pułtusk: “We are all equal and we all deserve respect.” So, who is the president’s daughter?
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."
Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius expressed his hope that Poland and Lithuania would maintain the current intensity and quality of the cooperation between states after the presidential elections in Poland, won by President Andrzej Duda on Sunday.
EUobserver wrote in a commentary on Monday that the result of the presidential runoff election in Poland was a sign of deep divisions among the Polish people.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban expressed on Monday his congratulations to President Andrzej Duda on winning the Polish presidential election and posted a Facebook picture of him and Duda with the inscription "Bravo!"
Andrzej Duda's success in the presidential election is a victory for the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party which now has a clear path to continue its radical programme of restructuring Poland, Brussels-based portal Politico wrote on Monday.