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Duda's reelection in Poland will deepen divisions

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13.07.2020

It was close, but Andrzej Duda has managed to scrape another five-year term. That makes him the second Polish president since the end of the communist regime in 1989 to be reelected.

Duda's challenger, Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski, did extremely well despite his eventual defeat and will now see his political career take off in earnest. This new, young face of liberal Poland wants to unite the opposition and try his luck again in the 2023 parliamentary elections.

Until then, however, the incumbents president's reelection will enable the ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS) to consolidate its power and continue with the conservative revolution it launched in 2015. Among other things, it can pursue its onslaught on the independence of the........

© Deutsche Welle