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Tale of two Polands? Tight result, bitter divide in presidential race

THE DEBATE
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By: François PICARD Follow | Alessandro XENOS

Which way now for Poland? After a bitter campaign comes a tight win for incumbent Andrzej Duda of the ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS) over centrist Warsaw mayor Rafal Trzaskowski. François Picard's panel asks about the deep divide between liberal cities and Catholic conservative small towns at odds over what some Duda supporters call a "civilisational" battle over LGBTQ rights, access to state media and an overhaul of the judiciary that's got Brussels calling on the PiS to respect EU standards for the rule of law.

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