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Polish President Who Weaponized Homophobia Reelected

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BBC. Supporters of his more liberal opponent, Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski, said there were irregularities in voting and indicated they may challenge the result.Duda’s margin of victory is the smallest of any president since Poland’s communist government fell in 1989, but voter turnout was high — 58.2 percent — giving him “a clear mandate,” the BBC reports.

Duda and his Law and Justice Party had particularly strong support in rural areas and among older voters.Anti-LGBTQ+ sentiment runs strong in the heavily Catholic nation.

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