WARSAW—Poland’s President Andrzej Duda received the initial spherical of an election on Sunday, but without the easy the greater part he required to keep away from a runoff, as turnout broke quarter-century-outdated records in the European Union’s initial countrywide election due to the fact the coronavirus pandemic swept the continent.

Mr. Duda received forty two% of the vote, in accordance to exit polls released by independent broadcaster TVN, in an election in which authorities weren’t confident how numerous voters would courageous Covid-19 to forged ballots. Some sixty three% of qualified voters ultimately…