Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski appeared at a rally as the votes were being counted on Sunday night in Warsaw.
Exit polls suggest incumbent President Andrzej Duda received 41.8 percent of the vote, with Trzaskowski at 30.4 percent. Although Duda announced his «win,» he needed 50 percent of vote to win the first round, and will now face Trzaskowski again on July 12 in a run-off vote.
The presidential election was originally planned for May 10 but later postponed due to the coronavirus crisis.
Trzaskowski, the current mayor of Warsaw, is regarded as pro-EU and a supporter of LGBT+ rights, while Duda enjoys the support of the ruling conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party.