Poland's National Electoral Commission named incumbent president Andrzej Duda the victor in Sunday's presidential election, edging challenger Rafal Trzaskowski with just two percentage points of the vote.
«Individual candidates received the following number of valid votes: Mr. Andrzej Sebastian Duda, 10,430,648 votes, that is 51.03 (percent) of the number of valid votes. Mr. Rafał Kazimierz Trzaskowski 10,018,263 votes, that is 48.97 percent of valid votes,» said Sylwester Marciniak, the commission's chairman in Warsaw on Monday.
Duda was backed by the country's Law and Justice party (PiS), which currently controls the Polish parliament. His opponent, the current mayor of Warsaw, campaigned on better relations with the European Union and more «tolerant» policies within the country.
The results for Duda marked the narrowest margin of victory for a presidential election in the country since the end of communist rule in 1989.