Bronislaw Komorowski Elected Poland President

Bronisław_KomorowskiThe acting president of Poland is ahead on the second round of the 2010 elections. His opponent, the twin brother of the late president Lech Kaczynski, apparently conceded defeat after exit polls show that he is trailing.

Bronislaw Komorowski, won the presidential elections after initial results show that he leads the run-off vote Sunday, July 4. Former Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski is trailing him at 53% to 47%.

Komorowski, 58, has been the acting president of the nation ever since the April 10, 2010 airplane tragedy that killed Lech Kaczynski. He assumed position as he is the Marshall of the Sejm, the position that is first in line for Acting President as mandated by the country’s constitution.

The new president is considerate to be moderate. He will have the power to veto legislation. Other than that, the position of the President is largely ceremonial.

The current Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland is Donald Tusk. He was the one whom Lech Kazyncski defeated in the 2005 presidential elections.