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Incumbent President Andrzej Duda and opposition-backed candidate Rafal Trzaskowski tied in a final poll Friday ahead of Poland’s run-off presidential election on Sunday.

The poll, conducted by IBRiS for internet publication, confirmed a dead beat between the two candidates, a trend since the first-round election on June 28.

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The poll showed Trzaskowski, the mayor of Warsaw and a candidate of the main opposition party Civic Platform (PO), at 47.4 percent support, followed by Duda at 45.7 percent.

“We need to read this result as a tie,” IBRiS director Marcin Duma told Onet. Seven percent are still undecided, the poll found.

Starting Friday midnight, polls are no longer allowed to be published and voter agitation is forbidden until polling stations close on Sunday evening.

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Duda, supported by the conservative Law and Justice party seeking a second five-year term, won the first round with 43.5 percent of the vote, followed by Trzaskowski with 30.5 percent.

The turnout in the first round reached 64.4 percent, which was considered high by Polish standards.

Source: Xinhua

  1. The ‘dead beat’ is presumably Trzaskowski, a ‘puppet’ for the Marxist / Neo-liberal / Homophilic Left.

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