The Poles appear satisfied with the choice of their president Andrzej Duda, who was re-elected to power on Sunday July 12. The final results were announced on Monday morning, with 51,2 percent of the vote against Rafal Trzaskowski (48,8 percent), the pro-European mayor of Warsaw.
The new head of state is a member of the conservative party Law and Justice (PiS). His opponent considered that “the result has probably never been so close in the history of Poland”.
Andrzej Duda campaigned against the advances of the LGBT lobby, including advocating the prohibition of adoption for same-sex couples (a position also shared by his rival, Rafal Trzaskowski). He also took sides against the idea of compensation for Jewish property stolen by the Nazis and under the communist regime.
“These elections are a confrontation of two visions of Poland, between white-and-red and the rainbow,” the Minister of Justice, Zbigniew Ziobro said on Friday July 10, with reference to the Polish national flag and the multicolored flag of the LGBT community.