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Polish presidential election, 1995

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5 November 1995 (first round) 19 November 1995 (second round)  2000 →
51.7%  48.3%
9,704,439  9,058,176
Start date  1995
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Turnout  64.7% (first round) 68.2% (second round)
Winner  Aleksander Kwaśniewski

Presidential elections were held in Poland on 5 November 1995, with a second round on 19 November. Aleksander Kwaśniewski and Lech Wałęsa passed to the second round. Kwaśniewski won the election, collecting 51.7 percent of votes in the run-off, against 48.3 percent for Lech Wałęsa, the former Solidarity leader.

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Background

Kwaśniewski's campaign slogans were "Let's choose the future" (Wybierzmy przyszłość) and "A Poland for all" (Wspólna Polska). Political opponents disputed his victory, and produced evidence to show that he had lied about his education in registration documents and public presentations. There was also some mystery over his graduation from university. A law court confirmed that Kwaśniewski had lied about his record, but did not penalise him for it, judging the information irrelevant to the election result.

  • Activist Leszek Bubel
  • Activist Tadeusz Koźluk
  • Comedian Jan Pietrzak
  • Activist Kazimierz Piotrowicz
  • Results

    Kwaśniewski won with 51.7 percent of votes in the run-off. 64.7% of citizens cast their votes during the first round, 98.2% of those were valid. 68.2% of citizens cast their vote during the second round, 98.0% of those were valid.

    References

    Polish presidential election, 1995 Wikipedia


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