Polish election goes to wire as exit poll gives Andrzej Duda tiny lead

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Final result of very close-run vote not expected till Monday afternoon or even Tuesday

Poland’s tightly fought and intensely polarising presidential election has gone down to the wire, as a late poll on Sunday night showed the incumbent, Andrzej Duda, leading his liberal challenger, Rafał Trzaskowski, by less than two percentage points on 50.8% to 49.2%.

The figures, released around midnight in Warsaw, were based on a wide-ranging exit poll adjusted to take into account the first few available results. They were within the poll’s margin of error of 2%, meaning the outcome was still up in the air in the early hours of Monday. However, Duda had improved slightly on the results of the exit poll alone, which had given him 50.4%.

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