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Polish election winner Andrzej Duda officially named president-elect in emotional ceremony

  • Poland’s President-elect Andrzej Duda, left, attends a state ceremony confirming his electoral win at the Wilanow Palace in Warsaw, Poland, on Friday, May 29, 2015. A member of the conservative Law and Justice party, Duda, a 43-year-old lawyer, ousted President Bronislaw Komorowski in May 24 runoff, in an outcome that is seen as a warning to the establishment of public discontent with course of events in Poland.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

    Poland’s President-elect Andrzej Duda, left, attends a state ceremony confirming his electoral win at the Wilanow Palace in Warsaw, Poland, on Friday, May 29, 2015. A member of the conservative Law and Justice party, Duda, a 43-year-old lawyer, ousted President Bronislaw Komorowski in May 24 runoff, in an outcome that is seen as a warning to the establishment of public discontent with course of events in Poland.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Poland’s President-elect Andrzej Duda attends a state ceremony confirming his electoral win at the Wilanow Palace in Warsaw, Poland, on Friday, May 29, 2015. A member of the conservative Law and Justice party, Duda, a 43-year-old lawyer, ousted President Bronislaw Komorowski in May 24 runoff, in an outcome that is seen as a warning to the establishment of public discontent with course of events in Poland. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

    Poland’s President-elect Andrzej Duda attends a state ceremony confirming his electoral win at the Wilanow Palace in Warsaw, Poland, on Friday, May 29, 2015. A member of the conservative Law and Justice party, Duda, a 43-year-old lawyer, ousted President Bronislaw Komorowski in May 24 runoff, in an outcome that is seen as a warning to the establishment of public discontent with course of events in Poland. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Poland’s President-elect Andrzej Duda attends a state ceremony confirming his electoral win at the Wilanow Palace in Warsaw, Poland, on Friday, May 29, 2015. A member of the conservative Law and Justice party, Duda, a 43-year-old lawyer, ousted President Bronislaw Komorowski in May 24 runoff, in an outcome that is seen as a warning to the establishment of public discontent with course of events in Poland. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

    Poland’s President-elect Andrzej Duda attends a state ceremony confirming his electoral win at the Wilanow Palace in Warsaw, Poland, on Friday, May 29, 2015. A member of the conservative Law and Justice party, Duda, a 43-year-old lawyer, ousted President Bronislaw Komorowski in May 24 runoff, in an outcome that is seen as a warning to the establishment of public discontent with course of events in Poland. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)  (The Associated Press)

The conservative winner of Poland's presidential election, Andrzej Duda, has been officially named president-elect in a state ceremony.

Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz, some state officials and Duda's family attended the ceremony Friday, seeing the 43-year-old lawyer receive the official document confirming that he won the election and is the president-elect. He will take office on Aug.6.

In his speech, Duda appealed to the government to make no major policy changes until he takes office.

Duda is a member of the Law and Justice party that mixes traditional Catholic and national values with social concerns. His unexpected victory against President Bronislaw Komorowski of the ruling pro-business Civic Platform was seen as a warning for the establishment ahead of parliamentary elections later this year.