Photo from UNIAN

Nearly 11 million voters did not take part in the presidential elections in Ukraine, the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Ukraine reported Monday.

The total number of registered voters amounts to 29,622, 821.

At the same time, only 18,817,656 people received their ballots at polling stations.

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

As UNIAN reported earlier, the Central Election Commission processed 40.21% of the protocols drawn at constituencies in the first round of presidential election held Sunday, March 31.

The CEC data say showman Volodymyr Zelensky is leading with 30.23% of the votes, while incumbent president Petro Poroshenko is a runner-up with 16.65%. Another 13.14% supported Yulia Tymoshenko, leader of the Batkivshchyna Party.