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Second tour of Ukraine's presidential elections 2019: course of events, when expect their results

Author : News Agency 112.ua

Final results of the first tour of the presidential elections on March 31 were published. Ukraine will choose between Volodymyr Zelensky and Petro Poroshenko during the second tour of the race
15:31, 8 April 2019

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Recently, the first tour of the presidential elections took place in Ukraine. About 36,5 million of our compatriots had the possibility to come to polling stations, where they were put on the electoral roll. They could vote for the new president from 8 a.m. up to 8 p.m. choosing from 39 candidates.

Generally, the election process took place without significant violations; however, the police received almost 2,000 reports and messages connected with the election process. You can read about the course of the elections in our online broadcast and issue articles here and here.

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The Central Election Commission has finished the counting of votes but any of the candidates get over 50% barrier, and the second tour of the elections will take place.

The final results of TOP 3 leaders of the presidential race look so:

The final results of TOP 3 leaders of the presidential race look so:

- showman Volodymyr Zelensky got 30,24% of the votes;

- current president Petro Poroshenko received 15,95%;

- ex-Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko has 13,40%.

We remind when the next D-Day will take place in Ukraine and what Ukrainians should expect from it.

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Second tour of presidential elections: What does the law say

According to the law “On the election of the president of Ukraine,” if any of the candidates for the post of the head of the state gains over 50% of the votes, then the Central Election Commission should initiate the holding of the voting once more on the third Sunday after the Election Day. In other words, the second tour of the presidential elections will take place on April 21, 2019.

It is important: two candidates for the presidency, who gained the most votes during the first round, are included in the ballot for the repeat voting. This time these are showman Volodymyr Zelensky and current president Petro Poroshenko.

Related: Poroshenko said he made conclusions after first round of elections

Meanwhile

The variants also could occur. Thus, ex-Prime Minister and leader of Batkivshchyna party Yulia Tymoshenko had a chance to enter the second tour of the presidential race even after the counting of all votes by the Central Election Commission and confirmation of her third place. However, this chance was minuscule.

It was possible if some of the candidates, including to the ballot of the second tour, refused from the further fight for the post of the president not later than in 20 days of the repeat election.

Now

If some of the candidates for the presidency decide to refuse from the elections after mentioned term, then the voting will take place with the including of one candidate to the ballot.

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New commissions, agitation, debates: How inter-electoral period takes place

The period between the date of the official announcement of the results of the presidential elections by the Central Election Commission and appointment of the second tour is called inter-electoral.

During this time, two candidates-leaders of the first tour should file their candidacy to the membership of the renewed territorial commissions, membership and leadership of which is divided by the Central Election Commission equally.

The territorial commissions approve the new members of the district election commission and hold the preparation to the second tour of the elections.

Besides, the candidates and their supporters are allowed to renew the election campaign before the second tour of the elections.

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However, a few important dates should be remembered:

April 18 – the last day, when the results of the sociological surveys can be published before the second tour.

April 19 – the last day of the allowed agitation and the possible date of the holding of the TV debates between the presidential candidates.

At the moment, showman Volodymyr Zelensky and current president Petro Poroshenko are not against the public discussion.

The citizens should check whether they are included on the electoral roll during the inter-electoral period to avoid trouble during the voting. If a person wants to change a place for voting, it is necessary to file a proper application to the registration centers once more.

It is important: the place of the registration can take place not later than five days before the second tour or until April 16.

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D-Day 2: The procedure of voting and what should we expect

The second tour of the presidential elections takes place similar to the first one. Particularly, all capable adult citizens of Ukraine, who will come from 8:00 a.m. up to 8 p.m. on April 21 to the polling stations, where they included on the electoral roll and where they provide the document, which proves the personality, can vote in the second tour.

Then, the Central Election Commission will begin the counting of the votes after it. The official results should be established not later than May 1 and they should be officially published not later than in three day after May 1.

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It is important:

According to the law, the candidate, who gets more votes than the second one will be elected as the president of Ukraine according to the results of the second tour of the elections.

If only one candidate is included in the ballot, then a person considered to be elected as the president of Ukraine who gets over 50% of the votes.

If both candidates gained the equal number of the votes or if the person (in case only one candidate participates in the election) does not gain more than 50%, the elections considered not to be held.

In the first two cases, the inauguration of the new president should take place 30 days after the publication of the official results but not later than June 3, 2019.

If the elections considered as not held, then, possibly, the overvote of the second tour will be appointed.

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