(WB) The anti-LGBT president of Poland won re-election on Sunday.
The Associated Press reported Andrzej Duda defeated Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski by a 51.2-48.8 percent margin. The two men ran against each other in a runoff because they didn’t receive a majority of the vote in the first round of Poland’s presidential election that took place on June 28.
Activists have sharply criticized Duda — head of Poland’s conservative Law and Justice party — over his anti-LGBT rhetoric.
Duda last month said LGBT “ideology” is more harmful than communism. Justyna Nakielska of Kampania Przeciw Homofobii, a Polish LGBT advocacy group, told the Washington Blade last month noted the Law and Justice party ahead of last October’s parliamentary elections described LGBT Poles as “a threat to the family” and said they “want to sexualize children.”
Duda on June 24 met with President Trump at the White House.