Presidential elections: Zelensky and Poroshenko win first round as of 6 p.m., - National exit poll

Source : 112 Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelensky (30,4%) and Petro Poroshenko (17,8%) pass to the second round, according to the National exit poll
20:00, 31 March 2019

Ukraine's presidential candidates Petro Poroshenko and Volodymyr Zelensky
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Volodymyr Zelensky (30,4%) and Petro Poroshenko (17,8%) pass to the second round of Ukraine’s presidential elections, as National exit poll informed.

According to the National exit poll Yuliya Tymoshenko got 14,2%, Yuriy Boyko - 9,8%, Anatoliy Hrytsenko - 7,1%, Igor Smeshko - 6,4%, Oleh Lyashko 4,8%, Oleksandr Vilkul 4,0%, Ruslan Koshulynsky 1,8%.

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The National exit poll was created by the Ukrainian center of economic and political research of Oleksandr Razumkov, Democratic initiatives fund named after Ilko Kucheriv, and Kyiv International Institute of Sociology.

400 polling stations were surveyed, around 17,000 respondents asked.

Besides the National exit poll, 112 Ukraine and 1+1 carried out their own ones.

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It should be noted that the information of the exit polls are preliminary.

The national exit poll during the presidential elections in 2019 is conducted with the financial support of the international funders: Public activity promotion program “Join!” which is being funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and is being implemented by Pact in Ukraine, the Representation of the EU in Ukraine, International fund “Renaissance”, Canada’s Embassy to Ukraine.

The statistical sampling error, with account of design effect does not exceed 1.3%, but there could be other errors depending on various factors. Based on the experience of previous exit polls conducted by the same methodology, it can be assumed that sampling error will not exceed 2.5% for leaders and will be in the range of 0.5-1% for other candidates.

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.

Related: On the homestretch: Outcomes of election campaigns of Ukraine's presidential hopefuls

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.

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