Poles react to election results

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Newspapers fly off the printing press - one day after Poles renewed Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk's term in office.
Tusk's centre-right Civic Platform won nearly 40 percent of Sunday's vote - far more than nearest rival Jaroslaw Kaczynski's nationalist-conservative Law and Justice Party.
Tusk swiftly declared victory, and Kaczynski conceded defeat, even though final results aren't expected until Tuesday.
To Warsaw residents, the outcome is no surprise.
(SOUNDBITE) (Polish) WARSAW RESIDENT SLAWOMIR GRABOWICZ, SAYING:
"I thought the Civic Platform would win because they didn't make any major mistakes during their rule, so everything in the polls suggested it would be the Civic Platform. So I am moderately satisfied."
Tusk's government steered Poland smoothly through the 2008-2009 global financial crisis without dipping into recession, though his failure to press for more radical market reforms disappointed his more liberal supporters.
Judging by initial comments from the Tusk camp Sunday evening, caution is likely to remain the hallmark of the new government.
Travis Brecher, Reuters

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