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Ukraine’s MIA to keep political neutrality concerning presidential candidates

The rights and freedoms of each candidate will be secured during the agitation campaign and on the day of the elections
18:37, 8 April 2019

 

 

Ivan Varchenko, the advisor of the Minister of Internal Affairs
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The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine will be politically neutral concerning both presidential candidates, who entered the second round of elections. Ivan Varchenko, the advisor of the Minister of Internal Affairs, stated this on the session, broadcasted by 112.Ukraine.  

“Concerning both candidates, who entered the second round of elections, the Ministry of Internal Affairs will keep the political neutrality. The rights and freedoms of each candidate will be secured during the agitation campaign and before the second round,” Varchenko said.

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The first results of the national exit poll after the second round of the presidential elections will appear at 8:00 PM on April 21.

Ukraine's Central Election Commission has announced the final results of the first round of presidential elections in Ukraine. According to the report, 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%. 

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