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    Record-high turnout in the presidential elections?

    The first round of presidential elections will soon come to an end. The polling stations are open from 7.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. 11 candidates started in the run for Poland’s highest office. President Andrzej Duda, who was running for re-election, voted together with his wife Agata in one of the polling stations in Krakow. The candidate of the Civic Coalition, Rafał Trzaskowski, voted together with his wife Małgorzata in Warsaw. This year’s presidential elections will possibly have the highest ever voter turnout as the National Electoral Commission informed. At noon, the turnout was already higher than in the last presidential elections in 2015 by 10%.

    “In the presidential elections in Poland, at 12 pm, on June 28th 2020, firstly: the number of people authorised to vote is 29,526,533 people. The ballot cards were given to 7,109,803 people, which is 24.08% of the people authorised to vote. Compared to the previous elections in 2015, the turnout at 12 pm was at 14.61%. Since 2015 we had a rising tendency in the turnouts, last year in the parliamentary elections, the turnout at noon was at 18.14%.”


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