Exit polls show the tough-on crime Warsaw mayor captured just over half the vote while his pro-business ally turned rival, Donald Tusk, got 46 percent. Full official results are due until Monday, but supporters of his Law and Justice party saw no reason to wait. Seemingly choked by the scenes of joy and jubilation, Kaczynski took several minutes to compose himself before he could address the crowd gathered at party headquarters. Kaczynski, a virtual unknown on the European stage, says he will be tougher in defending Poland’s vital interests. He’s sceptical of free markets and big business and his campaign for a moral revolution and a return to Christian values appealed to many poor, less educated Poles.
Polish conservative leader, Lech Kaczynski, has won the presidential run-off.