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Polish president Duda wins second term with narrow margin after bitter campaign


Polish President Andrzej Duda declared victory on Monday in a runoff election in which he narrowly won a second five-year term, acknowledging the campaign he ran was often too harsh as he appealed for unity and forgiveness.The close race followed a bitter campaign between Duda and Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski that was dominated by cultural issues. The government, state media and the influential Roman Catholic Church all mobilized in support of Duda and sought to stoke anti-Semitism, homophobia and xenophobia in order to shore up conservative support.Read more: Poland witnesses high turnout in knife-edged presidential electionDuda celebrated what was seen …read more

Source:: Al Arabiya

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