Donald Tusk has become the first Polish prime minister in history to be democratically re-elected for a consecutive term, exit polls show. Mr Tusk's centrist Civic Platform took 39.6% of the vote, followed by the national conservative Law and Justice on 30.1%, the liberal Palikot Movement on 10.1%, the agrarian PSL (Civic Platform's junior coalition partner) on 8.2%, and the socialist SLD on 7.7%, the survey by TNS OBOP said. Turnout was a paltry 47.7%. The surprisingly bad result for Jaroslaw Kaczynski's Law and Justice came after the former prime minister made anti-German remarks in a newly published book. The vote for continuity as a sign of political maturity in Poland: is the first time it happens.
Tusk has said ""In these coming four years we will have to work twice as hard, we will have to act twice as fast".