Ukraine election: Volodymyr Zelensky in major lead after all cast votes counted
The Central Election Commission processed 100% of the protocols of the precinct election commissions in the first round of presidential elections in Ukraine.
Data posted on the CEC website say showman Volodymyr Zelensky is confidently leading with 30.24% of the votes.
At the same time, 15.95% of voters cast their ballots in favor of incumbent head of state Petro Poroshenko.
Leader of the Batkivshchyna party, Yulia Tymoshenko, came third with 13.40%, thus stopping short of the second round of the election.
Co-chairman of the Opposition Platform – For Life Party Yuriy Boyko had 11.67% of the vote, some 6.91% of voters supported leader of the Civil Position Party Anatoliy Hrytsenko, 6.04% voted for ex-chief of the SBU Security Service of Ukraine Ihor Smeshko. Leader of the Radical Party Oleh Liashko scored 5.48%, candidate from the Opposition Bloc – Party of Peace and Development Oleksandr Vilkul got 4.15%, and candidate from the Svoboda Party Ruslan Koshulynsky had 1.62%.
The runoff of the election is set to be held April 21 where frontrunner Volodymyr Zelensky will meet incumbent President Petro Poroshenko.