Polish presidential election was valid: Supreme Court

The election of Andrzej Duda for the office of the President of Poland was valid, the Polish Supreme Court (SN) announced on Monday.

Poland’s presidential election: official results released

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More than 5,800 electoral protests were submitted to the SN and the court ruled that 92 of them were justified, but has not influenced the final result of the election

The Extraordinary Control Chamber of SN took into consideration the opinion of the State Electoral Commission (PKW), the opinion of the General Prosecutor and conclusions from the submitted electoral protests.

PKW did not observe any violation of the electoral law that could have influenced the result of the election. The General Prosecutor also submitted for ruling the validity of the election of Andrzej Duda.

In the second round of the election, that took place on July 12, the incumbent president Andrzej Duda won 10,440,648 votes, to Rafał Trzaskowski’s 10,018,263 votes, translating into 51.03 percent for Mr Duda and 48.97 percent for Mr Trzaskowski. The turnout was determined to be 68.18 percent.

International election observers from the Organisation for the Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) have stated that the election was free and well organised, but the highly polarised climate of debate and media bias raised concerns.