With 99.97 percent of ballots counted, Poland's national election commission says Duda has won 51.21 percent of the vote, with his liberal rival Rafal Trzaskowski bagging 48.79 percent.
Poland votes in a knife-edge presidential election between populist incumbent Andrzej Duda who is closely allied with US President Donald Trump and a europhile liberal Rafal Trzaskowski who wants to restore ties with Brussels.
Poland's President Andrzej Duda comes top in first round of presidential election, partial results show, but falls short of overall majority needed to avoid what looks set to be a tight run-off vote against Rafal Trzaskowski on July 12.
Poles began voting in a presidential election while the French are voting in the second round of municipal elections in 5,000 towns and cities.
Ahead of the vote, President Andrzej Duda visited Washington where he received words of encouragement from US President Donald Trump who said he was doing a "terrific job".
Polish leader Andrzej Duda called it the announcement a "very reasonable decision" and said he had asked Trump not to withdraw US troops from Europe "because the security of Europe is very important to me."
President Trump's vision of shrinking the American military footprint in Germany is proving disruptive for the existing power equation in the European Union — and Poland is on his side.
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