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.