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Tusk’s ruling, pro-European Civic Platform (PO) party won 39 percent of votes in Sunday’s election, nearly complete results showed, compared with 30 percent for its main rival, the conservative, Eurosceptical Law and Justice (PiS) party.

"Jaroslaw Kaczynski lost the election precisely because he showed people he wants Poland to fight the whole of Europe and that just doesn’t make sense," Mikolaj Dowgielewicz told Reuters in a telephone interview.

Kaczynski, known for his deep distrust of Germany and Russia and also his opposition to further EU integration, raised eyebrows in the election campaign by saying in a new book that German Chancellor Angela Merkel aimed to subdue Poland.

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