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TVN24 News in English

The Ministry of Health informed on Monday about 337 newly confirmed coronavirus infections and the death of 5 people. Since the start of the pandemic, Poland has reported 43,402 infections, of which 1676 infected people have died so far.

The overall debt that Poles owe to their lenders has risen by 1,2 bln zloty in April and May, due to overdue credit and bills payments. The number is twice as high compared to 2019, according to a InfoDług report. The overall sum of this type of debt has equalled nearly 81 bln zloty.

Poland's justice minister Zbigniew Ziobro's has vowed to submit a motion aimed at withdrawing his country from the Istanbul Convention, which condemns all forms of violence against women and domestic violence. The minister, who is also the leader of a junior coalition partner party United Poland, has said the convention contains harmful, ideological elements. However, a government official told TVN24 on Saturday that the cabinet had not made any decisions in that regard.

Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said it was hard to judge if the EU would reach a deal on its long-term budget and a proposed recovery fund during talks among the bloc's national leaders in Brussels on Friday and Saturday. Even if the leaders arrive at an agreement, Poland is likely to veto the deal as long as the rule of law condition is attached to it.

"We must stay united as there is a lot to do. We must keep on fighting for democratic Poland, to stop the central power which tries to control all independent institutions. So, there's really plenty of work ahead of us," mayor of Warsaw Rafał Trzaskowski said in an interview for TVN24. After a long and tough presidential race the opposition candidate narrowly lost the presidential run-off to the incumbent Andrzej Duda, an ally of the nationalist government led by the Law and Justice party (PiS0. "It's already clear today that PiS will want to try even harder to attack free media, maybe try to abolish them, to attack local governments, and to push their pseudo-reform of the justice system even further," mayor Trzaskowski warned.

The National Electoral Commission (PKW) on Monday evening announced the official results of the second round of presidential election. Andrzej Duda won 51,03 percent of votes, while Rafał Trzaskowski - 48,97 percent. The turnout was 68,18 percent.

The National Electoral Commission (PKW) has announced nearly final results election results collected from more than 99 percent of polling stations. Andrzej Duda has won 51,21 percent of votes, while Rafał Trzaskowski - 48,79 percent. The difference between the two candidates equals nearly 500,000 votes. "Still not all results have come in, therefore the final result cannot yet be announced," said the chief of the PKW, Sylwester Marciniak.

President Andrzej Duda's lead in the presidential run-off appears to be even bigger, according to a late poll by Ipsos published shortly before midnight. The results of the poll show the incumbent with 50,8 percent of votes, and his rival Rafał Trzaskowski with 49,2 percent. Therefore, the difference between two candidates has doubled up to 1,6 percentage points, compared to the exit poll in which it was at 0,8 pp.

President Andrzej Duda has won 50,4 percent of votes in the second round of presidential election, while mayor of Warsaw Rafał Trzaskowski - 49,6 percent, according to an exit poll carried out by Ipsos. The pollster informed that based on this survey it was impossible to determine the definite winner of the vote. The margin of error in an exit poll is 2 percentage points, while in this case it was 0,8 pp.