Polish president maintains lead in election first round - majority results

First round of presidential elections in Poland

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's President Andrzej Duda came top in the first round of the country's presidential election, the majority of results showed on Monday, but fell short of the overall majority needed to avoid what looks set to be a tight run-off vote on July 12.

Duda, an ally of the ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party, got 43.67% of the vote, according to results based on 99.78% of the total number of polling districts.

Liberal Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski, who is standing for the largest opposition party, the centrist Civic Platform (PO), came second with 30.34%.


(Reporting by Agnieszka Barteczko and Pawel Florkiewicz, Writing by Joanna Plucinska, Editing by Catherine Evans)