WARSAW, May 25. /TASS/. Opposition candidate Andrzej Duda, who according to exit polls won Poland’s runoff presidential election on Sunday, will pursue a calm and well-reasoned policy regarding Russia, sociologist Aleksander Smolar was quoted by the Polish Press Agency as saying.
Smolar said that during his election campaign, Duda took a softer position regarding Russia and is likely to continue that approach taking into account that society does not want conflicts with Russia for economic and security reasons.
He said he does not expect serious changes in Poland’s foreign policy oriented to the West. Duda will be trying to strengthen ties with the United States and will more intensively demand that US troops be present in Poland.