Ukraine election: Zelensky confidently ahead after 50% of votes counted
As of 08:40 Kyiv time on April 1, the Central Election Commission (CEC) has processed 50.36% of the protocols in the first round of Ukraine's presidential election.
Showman Volodymyr Zelensky remains a frontrunner, while incumbent President Petro Poroshenko is a runnerup.
According to preliminary data by the CEC, Volodymyr Zelensky has so far secured 30.20% of the votes, Petro Poroshenko gained 16.64%.
Thus, Zelensky and Poroshenko are set to face each other in the runoff.
Yulia Tymoshenko saw 13.08% of the votes, thus running third.
TOP% also includes Yuriy Boyko (11.53%) and Anatoly Hrytsenko (7.11%).