Poland's state electoral commission announced the results of the election on Monday morning based on a count of 99.78% of all votes. The election will test the popularity of incumbent President Andrzej Duda, who is seekin.
Conservative Polish President Andrzej Duda was the favorite in Sunday's election, but did not get the 50 percent of votes needed to win in the first round, according to the projection of an exit poll. The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.
"The ultimate result will depend on whether Trzaskowski can indeed secure the support and an equally strong mobilisation (like the one we have witnessed today) among voters of the other opposition candidates".
But as the restrictions eased, Trzaskowski replaced a previous candidate put forward by his Civic Platform party that had sad poll numbers, adding a new dynamic and suspense to the race.More news: Rolling Stones threaten Donald Trump with lawsuit over rally music
Both Duda and Trzaskowski, after hearing the results, seemed to indicate that they meant to battle for the votes of the far-right candidate, Bosak.
Duda has been a loyal ally, signing off on nearly all of the PiS legislative programme, as the government has stood accused of democratic backsliding and weakening the rule of law by European officials and civil society organisations. In a statement, the OSCE also accused Duda of using "inflammatory language" and running a campaign that "was at times xenophobic and homophobic".
While Mr Trzaskowski trailed Mr Duda on Sunday, in a runoff he would be likely to gain many votes from the nine other candidates who have been eliminated, including a progressive Catholic independent, Szymon Holownia, who won almost 14pc.
An independent, Szymon Holownia, whose voters are likely to support Trzaskowski in the second round, won 13.8 per cent while the far-right candidate, Krzystof Bosak, got 6.7 per cent.More news: FA Cup semi-final ties confirmed
On the campaign trail, Trzaskowski promised to maintain the ruling party's popular welfare spending programs and promised to restore constitutional norms and Poland's relationship with the EU.
Marek Migalski, a commentator and European Union lawmaker, wrote on the right-wing Do Rzeczy news site that he expects Bosak's voters to be "neutralized" in the runoff.
"It would mean a major confrontation between the government and the president, which is always bad for Poland", Duda said. "The fact that there is such a cleavage in Poland creates an illusion that you don't have anything in the middle, but you do", said Sierakowski, suggesting that the next two weeks would be focused on winning these voters around. He argued some won't vote, some will back Duda and some will "tactically" vote for Trzaskowski to weaken Law and Justice, which Confederation sees as a rival conservative and nationalist force.
"We have many common values with Krzysztof Bosak", Mr Duda told Polish public radio.More news: Louis Couple Brandishes Guns After Activists Break Into Gated Neighborhood