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Head of the Central Election Commission (CEC) Tetiana Slipachuk has said presidential elections in Ukraine were held without systemic violations.

"There were many different warnings, and the degree of this election campaign was very high... But Election Day and the night following it passed without systemic violations. Therefore, we can really say that we have completed the first stage in accordance with the legislation," she said at a press conference, an UNIAN correspondent reports.

Slipachuk said that elections in foreign constituencies were also held without significant violations recorded.

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According to the official, the total number of voters abroad amounted to 434,930, while 54,931 people received their ballots, which is 12.62% of the total.

"Turnout varied from 20% to 100%. Data from 97 of 101 polling stations have been processed," Slipachuk said.

CEC Secretary Natalia Bernatska said all complaints received by the CEC do not concern serious violations and will be considered on general terms.