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.
A-list artists said they will organize a free music festival in the city with the highest percentage of voters, while the Ministry of Interior and Administration promised to donate 16 fire trucks to municipalities with the best results.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Poland's June 28 presidential election will be conducted in two municipalities solely by post, the State Electoral Commission (PKW) announced on Friday evening, following recommendations by Health Minister Łukasz Szumowski.
Around 330,000 Poles registered abroad for Poland's presidential elections scheduled on June 28, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki addressing the Sejm (lower house) on Thursday said that if opposition MPs had enough votes, then they should recall the government or stop festering and inventing alternative subjects.