Ukraine election: Zelensky winning first round by wide margin after 40% of protocols processed
After the Central Election Commission has processed 40.21% of the voting protocols drawn at constituencies across Ukraine, the latest data say showman Volodymyr Zelensky remains in the lead of the first round of presidential elections in Ukraine.
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 %.
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.