- At 8 a.m., five district election committees protocols are still missing, which means we will not announce the official results of the vote - the Chairman of the National Electoral Commission Sylwester Marciniak announced during a press conference. He emphasized that the Commission can provide partial, unofficial results. However, given the margin of Duda's lead, the electoral outcome is certain.
Results of presidential election based on votes from 99.97% of committees
The advantage of Andrzej Duda is larger than predicted by exit polls. According to data from 99.97% of the committees, he won 51.21%, while Rafał Trzaskowski won 48.79%.
Earlier poll results, which incorporated partial results from polled committees and were published at 2 a.m. at night, indicated that 51 percent of voters voted for Andrzej Duda and 49 percent for Rafał Trzaskowski.
The original exit poll which was published immediately after the voting ended at 9pm, was giving the incumbent president a much narrower lead of 50.4 percent to 49.6 percent obtained by the mayor of Warsaw. Right after the closing of the poll, the difference between the candidates was so small that Ipsos - the polling company tasked with preparing the survey - indicated that it would not clearly indicate the winner of the election.
Results of the 2020 presidential election. Record turnout
The turnout in the second round, based on 99.39% of the voting circuits, was 67.17%, or more than 3 pp. than in the first round of the ballot. It was the highest electoral turnout in Poland in the last 25 years.
The National Electoral Commission is still waiting for the data from nine voting districts from abroad, including Brussels and parts of the United Kingdom.
The Commission's chairman also referred to possible electoral protests, which may affect the elections abroad. - Any possible protests will go to the Supreme Court and the Commission will take its position. At the moment it is too early to talk about it. We will be able to talk about the scale of possible protests only when we receive all the protocols - Marciniak explained.
The Commission will wait 48 hours for foreign protocols. - Otherwise, they are considered to be non-existent. But I do not expect any of the nine foreign commissions to not manage to deliver them by tomorrow - the chairman concluded.
In tourist destinations, the polling stations were open longer than until 9 p.m so that every person already queuing at 9 pm could cast her vote. The longest waiting time was registered in Split, Croatia. The local committee finished work at 1 a.m. at night. However, it managed to count the votes there on time and provided it to the National Electoral Commission.
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