PM Groysman congratulates President-elect Zelensky on victory in runoff

10:52, 23 April 2019
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"I thanked Petro Poroshenko yesterday, and, of course, I had a telephone conversation with President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky," he told Ukrainian ICTV channel, adding he congratulated Zelensky on his victory, according to the Novoe Vremya online publication.

At the same time, Groysman says "life does not end" after the election and Ukraine is facing "huge tasks and challenges."

As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukraine held a presidential election runoff on April 21. The voter turnout in the second round was 61.37%, the CEC said, adding that the official results of the second round would be officially announced on April 30.

Ukraine's Central Election Commission (CEC) has already processed 99.87% of protocols from precinct election commissions on the results of the runoff vote.

Presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky received 73.23% of the vote (13,524,027 voters), while his opponent, incumbent President Petro Poroshenko, was supported by 24.45% of the voters (4,516,354).

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