Poland Not Yet Ready for Women in Politics – Ogorek

Magdalena Ogorek, the only woman vying for Poland’s top job in this year’s presidential race, garnered a mere 2.4 percent of votes, according to the latest exit poll figures. This is the worst result for the Democratic Left Alliance in the entire history of the Third Republic.

Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski and his wife Anna (R) cast their votes in the first round of the presidential election at a polling station in Warsaw, Poland May 10, 2015 - Sputnik International
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“Poland is not yet ready for women in politics”,  Magdalena Ogorek, the main left-wing candidate, former actress and TV commentator, told reporters at her campaign headquarters in Warsaw shortly after the publication of the exit poll results.

Nationalist opposition hopeful Andrzej Duda made a surprisingly strong showing Sunday in the first round of Poland's presidential election, apparently forcing a runoff with incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski, The Associated Press reported Monday.

The anti-EU minded Duda was predicted to receive 34.8 percent of the vote to Komorowski's 32.2 percent, according to the IPSOS exit poll released by the private TVN24 and the state-run PAP news agency.

The poll results reflect growing dissatisfaction with the country’s pro-EU establishment led by the center-right and pro-business Civic Platform party, which has been in power since 2007.

The exit poll forecast that no candidate would win more than 50 percent of the votes needed to avoid a runoff.

Eight other candidates received single-digit support in the exit poll, the AP report said.

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