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Poland is set for a presidential run-off

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By Euronews
Poland is set for a presidential run-off

<p>Conservative challenger Andrzej Duda has surprised many by coming top in Sunday’s presidential election in Poland. </p> <p>According to exit polls he garnered around 34% pushing President Bronislaw Komorowski into second place with 32%.</p> <p>The pair will face a run-off on May 24.</p> <p>“I assure Mr. President about my will to participate in the next debate. I want to stress very much that Poland needs to make reforms in many areas. I have based my campaign on the message that the name of the future is Poland.,” said Andrzej Duda </p> <p>Addressing his supporters who had gathered in Warsaw’s national stadium having expected him to win, Komorowski said he would try to re-connect with voters disappointed with their politicians.</p> <p>“I think the results of the first round are a serious warning for the current ruling camp. We have to draw conclusions from these results. We must listen to the voice of voters,” insisted the president.</p> <p>Komorowski had presented himself as a safe pair of hands on national security hoping that message would appeal to voters worried after Russia’s intervention in Ukraine. </p> <p>Official first round results are due later today.</p>