Two main candidates for a presidential post at the Polish early elections, acting president Bronislaw Komorowski and the late Polish president's brother, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, have made their votes.
Poland is holding an early presidential election this Sunday. The country's nationals will elect a new head of state following President Lech Kaczynski's death in an air crash in April.
Jaroslaw Kaczynski with his wife, children, niece Marta, daughter of his late brother and Polish president, and her husband voted at his local polling station in Zoliborz, northern Warsaw, when Komorowski accompanied by his wife voted also in the capital but at another polling station.
The National Election Commission said that at 13:00 local time (11:00 GMT) the turnout at the elections in Poland was 23.38%, which is considered to be relatively high.
Komorowski became acting president after a host of senior Polish official including Lech Kaczynski died in western Russia on April 10 when the Soviet-made presidential Tu-154 crashed near the city of Smolensk.
The delegation was on its way to a ceremony to pay tribute to the some 20,000 Polish POWs killed by Soviet secret police during World War II in the Katyn forest in western Russia.
Russia's sincere reaction of sympathy after the crash partly made up for a coldness in bilateral relations and moved the countries closer to each other.
Komorowski said Friday that Poland and Russia can and should take new steps toward reconciliation.
He told RIA Novosti he had "already agreed with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev about his possible visit to Warsaw after the end of the presidential election in Poland."
Komorowski also said most Poles support the government's policy "on this difficult path" towards reconciliation with Russia.
He noted that the process of reconciliation kicked off when Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visited Poland last September to take part in the memorial events marking the beginning of World War Two.
WARSAW, June 20 (RIA Novosti)