The FINANCIAL — WARSAW. Acting Polish president Bronislaw Komorowski received 41.22% of the vote as 94% of ballots casted in Sunday's early presidential elections in Poland were counted by June 21 morning, RIA Novosti informs.
His major opponent Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the late Polish president Lech Kaczynski's brother, is some 4.5% behind, with 36.74% of the vote. 36-year-old leader of the Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) Grzegorz Napieralski is running third, with 13.68% of the vote.
National Election Commission chairman Stefan Jaworski said the turnout stood at 54.85%.
Three exit polls released late on June 20 estimated the gap between Komorowski and Kaczynski to be between five and 12.5%.
The vote count continues. None of the candidates is likely to gain an overall majority in the first round, and the two will face each other in the runoff on July 4.
Komorowski became acting president after a host of senior Polish official including Lech Kaczynski died in western Russia on April 10 when the Soviet-made presidential Tu-154 crashed near the western Russian city of Smolensk.