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Legal challenges do not impact result of Poland’s presidential election: Supreme Court

03.08.2020 06:50
Ninety-two legal challenges to last month’s presidential election in Poland were justified, but none undermine the final result of the ballot, the country’s Supreme Court has decided.
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A total of around 5,800 challenges have been submitted to the Supreme Court, state news agency PAP reported.

Of these, 92 contained arguments that were fully or partially justified, PAP cited a Supreme Court spokesman as saying on Sunday evening.

A special chamber within the court is scheduled to meet on Monday at noon in order to adopt a resolution on the validity of the presidential election.

Last month’s runoff ballot was won by conservative incumbent Andrzej Duda, who secured another five-year term in office.

Duda garnered 51.03 percent of the vote, while opposition-backed challenger Rafał Trzaskowski, the mayor of Warsaw, had 48.97 percent, the National Electoral Commission (PKW) said.

In the first round of voting in the presidential ballot on June 28, no candidate won an outright majority, meaning a second round had to be held.

Duda is scheduled to be sworn into his second term in office before both houses of Poland’s parliament on Thursday, August 6.


Source: PAP