13 Jul 2020

Poland’s Duda narrowly re-elected as president

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Poland’s conservative president Andrzej Duda has narrowly won the presidential run-off election – after his liberal challenger Rafal Trzaskowski conceded defeat.

Although the president’s office has limited powers, the result will be a boost for the country’s populist party, which ran a politically divisive campaign promoting family values at the expense of LGBT rights – and is likely to continue its controversial overhaul of the judiciary – which the EU says has undermined the rule of law.