Incumbent President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko campaign headquarters Monday morning announced the results of a parallel vote count in the first round of presidential elections held March 31.
Showman Volodymyr Zelensky will Petro Poroshenko will face each other in the runoff, the parallel vote count says, confirming the CEC preliminary data.
"Volodymyr Zelensky gets 29.8% of the votes, Petro Poroshenko – 16.2%, Yulia Tymoshenko – 13.4%, Yuriy Boyko – 11.4%, and Anatoliy Hrytsenko – 6.8%," Ukrainian MP, member of Poroshenko's election headquarters Maksym Savrasov told a briefing, according to an UNIAN correspondent.
Savrasov added there have been no significant violations that could affect the course of the campaign.
"We call on the candidates from the democratic forces who haven't made it to the runoff to support Petro Poroshenko. We also invite volunteers who supported democratic pro-European candidates to join Team Poroshenko. Let's work together to ensure fair elections in the runoff," he said.
"From this moment, the second round of elections begins for our team. I'd like to congratulate and thank all members of our team that had worked for this victory. The first task was completed successfully. Ukrainians supported the president. We managed to deliver information on his actual achievements. And here a big role was played by our volunteers, party members, and lawmakers," Savrasov said.
As UNIAN reported earlier, 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.