Komorowski to win Polish election in 1st round: Poll

Polish Acting President Komorowski should win June presidential election in the first round after extending his lead over Kaczynski, a poll showed.

Komorowski to win Polish election in 1st round: Poll

Polish Acting President Bronislaw Komorowski should win the June presidential election in the first round after extending his lead over Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the twin brother of the late president, a poll showed.

Komorowski, the parliamentary speaker who became acting president when Lech Kaczynski died in a plane crash last month, is supported by 56 percent of Poles, according to an ARC poll published by the daily Polska on Tuesday.

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the head of the main opposition party, enjoys the backing of 29 percent, while all other declared candidates did not surpass 6 percent.

The ARC poll, conducted on a sample of 506 people, is the second to show Komorowski winning the vote in the first round.

Another poll, published on Tuesday by TVN24 news channel, showed the election would go into a second round, with Komorowski beating Kaczynski 55 to 34 percent after taking 45 and 30 percent, respectively, in the first face-off. The survey was carried out by SMG/KRC.

Poles are due to vote for a new president on June 20. If no candidate wins outright majority, a second round will be held two weeks later.

Although the prime minister and his government hold most power, the president can veto laws and also has a say in foreign and security policy.

Last Mod: 05 Mayıs 2010, 00:08
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