CEC processes 31.81% of protocols: Zelensky leads with 30.16%, Poroshenko has 16.71%

06:55, 01 April 2019
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Zelensky has got 30.16% of the vote / Photo from UNIAN

Presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky is in the lead with 30.16% of the vote after the Central Election Commission (CEC) has processed 31.81% of the voting protocols submitted by local election commissions following Ukraine's March 31 Election Day.

Incumbent President Petro Poroshenko ranks second with 16.71% of the vote, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

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Leader of the Batkivshchyna Party Yulia Tymoshenko received 13.21% of the vote, while co-chairman of the Opposition Platform – For Life Party Yuriy Boyko had 11.41%.

Some 7.07% of voters supported leader of the Civil Position Party Anatoliy Hrytsenko, while 5.95% voted for ex-chief of the SBU Security Service of Ukraine Ihor Smeshko.

Leader of the Radical Party Oleh Liashko scored 5.14%, candidate from the Opposition Bloc – Party of Peace and Development Oleksandr Vilkul 4.19%, and candidate from the Svoboda Party Ruslan Koshulynsky 1.66%.

All other candidates had less than 1% of the vote.

Some 5,074,920 votes have been counted.

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