26 September 2021,   22:01
Poland president Andrzej Duda leads in presidential election

Polish President Andrzej Duda is leading with the most votes in the country"s presidential election, an exit poll shows.

However, he still appears to be short of the 50% required for an outright win in the first round and could face Warsaw mayor Rafal Trzaskowski in a run-off on 12 July.

Duda won 41.8% and Trzaskowski won 30.4%, according to the projection by the Ipsos polling firm.

Poland’s state electoral commission has said it would release the final official results by Wednesday evening.

Andrzej Duda, a 48-year-old conservative backed by the ruling Law and Justice party, is running against 10 other candidates as he aims for a second five-year term.