Almost 90% of votes counted in Ukraine election: Zelensky gains overwhelming 73.19%

08:40, 22 April 2019
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Volodymyr Zelensky received 73.19% of the votes (12,160,694) while his opponent, incumbent head of state Petro Poroshenko, saw support of 24.48% (4,068,156).

*** On April 21, Ukraine hosted a presidential election runoff.

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The National exit poll said Zelensky was gaining 73%, while Poroshenko was far behind with 25.5%.

The turnout in the second round stood at 62.07%, the CEC said, adding that the official results of the second round of elections would be announced April 30.

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