Ukraine election: Volodymyr Zelensky in major lead after all cast votes counted

09:00, 04 April 2019
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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.

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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.

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