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Poland to Hold Runoff Presidential Election


Polish voters will cast ballots again in two weeks after no candidate won more than 50 percent in Sunday's presidential election.

Pro-business candidate Donald Tusk won the most votes Sunday (about 36 percent), followed by socially conservative Warsaw Mayor Lech Kaczynski (with 33 percent). Ten other candidates trailed far behind.

Mr. Tusk's Civic Platform Party is looking to rely on the free market and lower taxes to fight Poland's high unemployment rate.

The Kaczynski-led Law and Justice Party would increase taxes on high-income earners and promote Poland's traditional Catholic values.

Leaders of the two parties have been meeting on forming a new coalition government after winning Poland's parliamentary election two weeks ago.

Some information for this story provided by AP and AFP.

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