Almost 87 percent of Polish expat voters voted in Sunday's Polish presidential election, Deputy Foreign Minister Piotr Wawrzyk said on Tuesday.
Sunday's presidential elections brought on a record turnout in expat Polish communities, with over 387 thousand nationals registering for the vote worldwide despite the coronavirus epidemic, the Polish Foreign Ministry informed on Monday.
President Andrzej Duda said after the close of Sunday's presidential election that he owed his victory in the vote to his supporters. Duda, commenting the initial exit figures in Lowicz, central Poland, said his victory was "absolutely decisive."
Incumbent right-wing President Andrzej Duda and centrist Civic Coalition candidate Rafal Trzaskowski entered the second round of the presidential election, winning 41.8 percent and 30.4 percent of the vote, respectively, an Ipsos exit poll showed.
Turnout in the Sunday presidential election amounted to 47.89 percent by 5 pm, the State Electoral Commission announced during a press conference at 6.30 pm.
The State Electoral Commission (PKW) described voter turnout in the Sunday presidential election recorded by noon as record high. It amounted to 24.08 percent, the PKW announced.
Poles are voting on Sunday to elect their president for a five-year term. The vote had been due to take place on May 10 but was delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Incumbent President Andrzej Duda is assured of winning the first round of the presidential election but in the second round he leads Rafal Trzaskowski by only 1 percentage point and anything is possible, shows an IBRIS survey for the Rzeczpospolita daily.
As many as 385,349 Poles have registered abroad for Poland's presidential elections scheduled for June 28, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday. Voters can submit applications for inclusion in the electoral register in constituencies abroad until June 25.
A presidential debate with 11 candidates running for the top post was held on public TV (TVP 1 and TVP Info channels) on Wednesday evening.