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Poroshenko ready to undergo WADA test before second round of elections

Earlier this proposal to the presidential candidates was made by boxer Vladimir Klitschko
19:41, 7 April 2019

Petro Poroshenko, video message on April 5, screenshot
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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko announced his intention to undergo a test of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) at the beginning of the next week, as Ukrainian boxer, former world champion Vladimir Klitschko had previously proposed to presidential candidates. The head of the Ukrainian state said this on the air of Ukrainian TV channels, reports 112.ua.

“As Vladimir Klitschko said, the leadership and experts of this organization will come here early next week. And I want to say: I will pass these tests immediately upon their arrival. I think this is extremely important. I think that is an extremely big threat when there is a suspicion that a person who could be addicted to drugs can become a presidential candidate, even a president of Ukraine, the commander in chief, "the president said.

Previously the world-known boxer Vladimir Klitschko, who ended his career in 2017, called “funny” the quick publication of test results of Petro Poroshenko and Volodymyr Zelensky, explaining that the procedure takes at least 48 hours.

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Earlier Central Election Commission today announced the final results of the first round of presidential elections in Ukraine.

18,893,864 people took part in the voting.

So, showman Volodymyr Zelensky received 5,714,034 votes (30.24%), while the current president of Ukraine received 3,014,609 votes (15.95%). Yulia Tymoshenko, who ranked third, got 2,532,452 votes (13.40%).

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%. 

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 in Kyiv.

Related: Second round of presidential elections in Ukraine to be held on April 21

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