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.