Near Final Results Show Polands Conservative President Duda Wins 2nd Term

WARSAW, Poland—Polands conservative President Andrzej Duda won a narrow majority in a bitterly fought weekend election, defeating the liberal Warsaw mayor, according to a near complete count of votes.

The state electoral commission said that Duda had 51.21 percent of the vote based on a count of votes from 99.97 percent districts. His opponent, Rafal Trzaskowski, trailed with 48.79 percent of the vote.

The head of the commission, Sylwester Marciniak, said final official results would only be announced later. They could vary slightly, but with Duda having nearly half a million votes more than Trzaskowski, they are not expected to reverse Dudas victory.

The very close race reflected the deep cultural divisions.

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