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Poles choose between conservative incumbent, right-wing challenger in presidential election

  • Supporters of Andrzej Duda react in front of a tv studio during the second debate between opposition candidate Andrzej Duda,  and incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski ahead of the May 24 presidential runoff  in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, May 21, 2015.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

    Supporters of Andrzej Duda react in front of a tv studio during the second debate between opposition candidate Andrzej Duda, and incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski ahead of the May 24 presidential runoff in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, May 21, 2015.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Supporters of Bronislaw Komorowski and Andrzej Duda react in front of a tv studio during the second debate between opposition candidate Andrzej Duda,  and incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski ahead of the May 24 presidential runoff  in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, May 21, 2015.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

    Supporters of Bronislaw Komorowski and Andrzej Duda react in front of a tv studio during the second debate between opposition candidate Andrzej Duda, and incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski ahead of the May 24 presidential runoff in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, May 21, 2015.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski casts his ballot as wife Anna looks on, during the presidential runoff election  at a polling station in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, May 24, 2015. Poles were voting Sunday in the final round of a cliffhanger presidential election race between the conservative incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski and an even more conservative challenger Andrzej Duda from the Law and Justice party .  (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

    Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski casts his ballot as wife Anna looks on, during the presidential runoff election at a polling station in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, May 24, 2015. Poles were voting Sunday in the final round of a cliffhanger presidential election race between the conservative incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski and an even more conservative challenger Andrzej Duda from the Law and Justice party . (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)  (The Associated Press)

Poles are voting in the final round of a cliffhanger presidential election race between the conservative incumbent Bronislaw Komrowski and an even more conservative challenger.

In his five years in office, the 62-year-old Komorowski has been popular and was easily expected to win re-election. But he narrowly lost in the first round of voting to Andrzej Duda, a little-known 43-year-old lawyer and member of the European Parliament with the Law and Justice party who waged an energetic campaign.

Polls in recent days have shown Sunday's race as being too close to call. The first round had a large protest vote for a rock star.

Exit polls will be published when polling stations close at 9 p.m. (1900 GMT), but final results are not expected until Monday at the earliest.