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CNN calls presidential campaign in Ukraine "sensational" and "surrealistic"

The channel notes that political debates will take place at the stadium, where Madonna, Shakira, and Red Hot Chili Peppers earlier performed
17:19, 7 April 2019

Presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko undergoes blood at Olimpiyskiy stadium, April 5, 2019
Presidential Administration press office

The turn of events before the second round of the presidential elections in Ukraine was filled with "surrealism" after candidate Volodymyr Zelensky began to put forward unexpected demands to the current president, Petro Poroshenko, who accepted this challenge. This is reported by CNN.

"Ukraine's sensational presidential election campaign took another surreal twist on Friday, as the incumbent and his comedian challenger, Volodymr Zelensky, both underwent blood tests on live television ahead of a debate," the report said.

CNN notes that the second round and the debates of the candidates are of great interest in Ukraine, where the comedian, who played in the presidential television series, unexpectedly gained great popularity among the masses in the elections.

"Surrealistic races come at a serious time for Ukraine, which spent five years in a hybrid war with Russia," the report said.

Related: G7 calls on Russia to comply with international obligations

We recall that the first round of the presidential election in Ukraine took place on March 31. Overall turnout in the country was 62.78%. After processing 100% of the electronic protocols, it is known that Zelensky scored 30.24% of the votes, Poroshenko - 15.95%, Tymoshenko - 13.40%.

The second round of elections will take place on April 21, and the debates between Petro Poroshenko and Volodymyr Zelensky are scheduled for April 19 at the Olympic stadium.

Related: Final results of Ukraine's presidential elections' first round officially announced

 

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