Exit polls showed Poland's expectedly tight presidential runoff was indeed too close to call after voting ended Sunday. Incumbent Andrzej Duda, a populist ally of the conservative government, had a slight lead over his challenger Rafal Trzaskowski, the liberal mayor of Warsaw, but the difference fell within the margin of error. The official result is expected to be announced Monday morning. The election is considered a crucial one for Poland, with each candidate likely to take the country in quite different directions. A Duda win would likely bring about controversial changes to the judiciary and continued opposition to abortion and gay rights, while Trzaskowski favors a more progressive, pro-European Union agenda.

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