Jaroslaw Kaczynski Concedes Losing Poland Presidential Elections

World | July 5, 2010, Monday // 01:31|  views

Jaroslaw Kaczynski has lost the Presidential Elections in Poland to liberal centrist Komorowski. Photo by dziennik.pl

Conservative candidate Jaroslaw Kaczynski has conceded losing the presidential elections in Poland to centrist liberal Bronislaw Komorowski.

Exit polls and initial counting of the votes have shown that Komorowski has won the run-off of the Polish presidential elections by a narrow margin.

Poland had to hold elections after President Lech Kaczynski, Jaroslaw's twin brother, died in a tragic plane crash in April in Russia together with an entire government delegation heading for a remembrance of the victims of the Katyn Massacre.

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, a former Prime Minister of Poland, decided to run for president after the death of his twin brother, with whom he founded the conservative Law and Justice party in 2001.

"I congratulate the winner Bronislaw Komorowski," Kaczynski said Sunday night in Warsaw, while making it clear that his loss should not be considered a substantial blow to his party.

"This was a great rehearsal. We have to continue changing Poland: there are elections ahead of us, local and parliamentary. We have to continue to be mobilised, we must win. At this moment, I'd like to mention those thanks to whom we are here: My brother and the others who died in the Smolensk catastrophe. A movement has emerged from their martyrs' death,“ stated Jaroslaw Kaczynski as cited by BGNES.

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Tags: Jaroslaw Kaczynski, Lech Kaczynski, Bronislaw Komorowski, Donald Tusk, Poland, Presidential elections

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