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Duda, Komorowski go to second round of Poland's presidential elections

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Baku, May 11, AZERTAC

The first exit polls of the presidential elections in Poland indicate that Andrzej Duda and current President Bronislaw Komorowski will meet in the second round of elections scheduled for May 24, according to Xinhua.

The second round of the presidential elections is held only if none of the candidates scored over 50 percent of all votes and involves two candidates with the highest score in the first round.

The exit polls say that Duda, backed by the Law and Justice party, won 34.8 percent of all votes, while Komorowski, a candidate of the Civic Platform party, 32.2 percent.

The third candidate with the highest number of all votes is Pawel Kukiz, a popular musician widely supported by young Polish. Although the exit polls conducted in April gave Kukiz around 10 percent, he won 20.3 percent of all votes.

The Polish National Election Commission announced that the exact results of the elections will be known on May 12, but they will differ from the above estimates for not more than 2 percentage points.

Out of over 30 million eligible voters in Poland, only 49.9 percent voted in Sunday's presidential elections.

A total of 11 candidates ran for a five-year-tenure as president of Poland. According to the Polish election law, a candidate must be over 35 years old and collect 100,000 signatures to run-up to the election.

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