Ukraine election: Zelensky winning first round by wide margin after 40% of protocols processed

07:40, 01 April 2019
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Zelensky saw 30.23% of the votes in his support, while incumbent President Petro Poroshenko is now a runner-up with 16.65%, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

Another 13.14% voted for the leader of the Batkivshchyna Party, Yulia Tymoshenko; and 11.48% - for the co-chairman of the Opposition Platform Party For Life party, Yuriy Boyko. Leader of the civil Platform Party Anatoly Hrytsenko ha so far received 7.07%, self-nominated Ihor Smeshko saw 5.95%, leader of the Radical Party Oleh Liashko got support of 5.11% of the voters, and the Opposition Bloc – Party of Peace and Development Oleksandr Vilkul saw 4.20 %.

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Candidate from the Svoboda Party Ruslan Koshulinsky received 1.65%.

The remaining candidates gained gain under 1% of the votes.

A total of 6,728,298 votes have been counted so far.

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