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Poland presidential goes to a second round

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Poland’s acting president, Bronislaw Komorowski took a step closer to making the job his own after claiming the narrowest of victories in Sunday’s presidential poll.

But the centre-right politician faces a run-off against his nearest rival, after failing to win fifty percent of the vote.

With little separating them, second placed Jaroslaw Kaczynski of the Law and Justice party is still confident he can replace his twin brother as president. Lech Kaczynski was one of 96 people to die in a plane crash more than two months ago.

Despite previously being staunchly conservative, Kaczynski now says he is Poland’s compromise candidate.
That leaves third placed leader of the Democratic Left Alliance, Grzegorz Napieralski as a possible king-maker on July 4.