Conservative Polish president wins 2nd term after tight race
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Conservative Polish President Andrzej Duda has narrowly won a second five-year term in a bitterly fought runoff election. A nearly complete count shows Duda received 51.21% of the vote to defeat liberal Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski. The close election reflected the deep divisions in the European Union nation. It follows a campaign dominated by issues of culture in which the government, state media and the influential Roman Catholic Church all mobilized in support of Duda. The campaign had homophobic and anti-Semitic overtones. Trzaskowski thanked his voters on Twitter and congratulated Duda, expressing hope that his second term would be “really different” from the first.