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  1. Andrzej Duda (C), presidential candidate of Law and Justice (PiS) right wing opposition party celebrates with his wife Agata (R) and daughter Kinga (L) after the announcement of the exit poll results of the second round of the presidential election in War

    Polish Leader Booted in Runoff Election Shock

    They said he didn’t have a chance. Yet right-winger Andrzej Duda, 43, staged a whirlwind campaign and stunning upset over centrist President Bronisław Komorowski. Though he’ll only have veto power over a parliament controlled by the old guard’s Civic Platform Party, Duda could rally support for his euroskeptic Law and Justice Party before legislative elections this autumn — which could shake up politics across the European Union. The incoming president is pledging to boost social spending, lower taxes, delay entry into the eurozone and seek NATO troops’ protection against Putin.

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