President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko commented on the first results of the first round of Ukraine’s presidential elections, revealed after the polling stations were closed.
“I congratulate everyone that Ukraine has passed this test successfully, today we had fewer complaints than in 2014. We have not heard about any violations, messages which could influence the expression of the citizens’ will. We have passed our test of our Europeanness. This means that we are on the right way towards Europe,” the President said during the briefing, broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.
“And on April 21 we will make it brilliant,” he added.
It should be noted that on April 21 the second round of the presidential elections will be held if none of the candidates gets over 50% of votes in the first round.
Volodymyr Zelensky (30,4%) and Petro Poroshenko (17,8%) pass to the second round of Ukraine’s presidential elections, as National exit poll informs.
The Central Election Committee approved a final list of 39 presidential candidates in Ukraine. The voters' list contains 35.6 million Ukrainian citizens. More than 315,000 Ukrainians changed voting places shortly before the presidential election.
This year ballot is the longest ballot in the history of presidential elections in Ukraine. It is 80 cm in length and printed on the paper with watermarks and special protection ink.
Ukraine’s foreign intelligence service suggest that Russian special agencies shall interfere with the elections providing fake data of the exit polls. Moreover, the provocations can be held against far-right organizations to destabilize the situation in Ukraine and discredit the election process.
Besides the Russian Federation is reported to plan to conduct unprecedented cyber-attacks on the servers of the Central Election Commission of Ukraine and the district election commissions around Ukraine.
6,000 law enforcers will maintain order in Ukraine.
2,344 international observers have been officially approved to come to Ukraine to follow the course of the presidential election.
112 Ukraine TV channel is broadcasting the voting process from the entire territory of Ukraine.
We also have a live stream form the Central Election Committee for quick updates of committee’s meetings and online vote counting. The data will come faster and more accurate than that on the website of the Central Election Committee.