Central Election Commission prepares to second round of presidential elections

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the Central Election Commission, Volodymyr Zelensky and Petro Poroshenko pass to the second round
12:07, 1 April 2019

Tetyana Slipachuk, the Chairman of the Central Election Commission

The Central Election Commission intends to announce the second round of the presidential elections in Ukraine after all the votes are counted, as Tetyana Slipachuk, the Chairman of the Commission, said, reported.

She noted that there is a challenge before the Central Election Commission, as the period between the first and the second rounds is rather short.

“I emphasize that probably there will be the second round,” she said.

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The voting is scheduled for April 21.

Volodymyr Zelensky enters the second tour of the elections with 30,38% of votes, while Petro Poroshenko occupies the second place with 16,38% as the Central Election Commission reported after the procession of 61,15% of the protocols.

Zelensky is a leader in the majority of the regions of Ukraine, while Poroshenko is mostly supported in Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk and Ternopil regions. Yury Boyko dominates in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

The turnout made 63,45%.

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