Polish President and presidential candidate of the Law and Justice (PiS) party Andrzej Duda talks to the media after the announcement of the first exit poll results on the second round of the presidential election, at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland, July 12, 2020. REUTERS/Aleksandra Szmigiel

Polish President and presidential candidate of the Legislation and Justice (PiS) occasion Andrzej Duda talks to the media after the announcement of the primary exit ballot outcomes on the second spherical of the presidential election, on the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland, July 12, 2020. REUTERS/Aleksandra Szmigiel

Poland’s electoral fee is predicted to carry a press convention in a while Monday, in response to an Electoral Fee assertion.

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Final Up to date: July 13, 2020, 11:55 AM IST

The results of Poland’s knife-edge presidential election was nonetheless unsure as of Monday morning, with the Nationwide Electoral Fee anticipated to carry a information convention at 0600 GMT and late polls indicating a win for incumbent Andrzej Duda.

The ballot by Ipsos combines exit ballot knowledge with official outcomes for 90% of the polling stations that took half within the exit ballot and confirmed Duda, an ally of the ruling Legislation and Justice (PiS) occasion, successful 51.0% of the vote.

The ballot has a margin of error of 1 share level.

Poland’s electoral fee is predicted to carry a press convention in a while Monday, in response to an Electoral Fee assertion.

Earlier, the Fee mentioned it will not announce partial outcomes because it has carried out prior to now, however solely the ultimate end result – presumably on Monday. Its press workplace was not accessible for touch upon Monday morning.

Poland’s opposition Civic Platform (PO) grouping, whose candidate Rafal Trzaskowski was seen as having 49% within the late-night ballot, mentioned it was amassing details about what’s says have been voting irregularities.

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“We’re gathering info and indicators about totally different irregularities and we’re nonetheless solely speaking about polls and solely a share of outcomes from the Nationwide Electoral Fee so we do not have a full image of the scenario,” Tomasz Siemoniak, a PO member of parliament advised Reuters.

Analysts mentioned the election may very well be contested on the Supreme Court docket by both camp, given how shut the result’s anticipated to be.

When requested about the potential of questioning the end result, Siemoniak pointed to points already famous by the media with Poles overseas not receiving their voting packages in time.

“The registration issues, the late election packages and the scenario yesterday in Cut up, (Croatia) the place at 10pm there was a six-hour line, in response to what residents who have been ready shared. This paints an image of unpreparedness,” he mentioned.

PiS officers didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark. The international ministry was additionally unavailable for remark.

The election was the primary time all voters had a option to solid ballots by mail, a change in guidelines necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic.