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Ukrainian presidential elections: Voting abroad

Source : 112 Ukraine

Petro Poroshenko gained victory at the majority of the abroad polling stations
09:46, 22 April 2019

Ukraine's presidential candidates Volodymyr Zelensky and Petro Poroshenko
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The Central Election Commission of Ukraine has processed 100% of the protocols from the polling stations abroad, as its website reported. Poroshenko won with 54,74% of the votes and Zelensky gained 43,78%. Let’s see how the voting took place in other countries.

Generally, 59, 830 Ukrainians participated in the elections of the new president outside the country, and 101 polling stations worked on April 21.

In Serbia, Poroshenko got the majority of the voices, as UNN reported citing Secretary of the Election Commission Iryna Dzhamych. Two polling stations worked there.

“101 people voted; 1 ballot is null and void; 40 votes for Zelensky, 60 votes for Poroshenko,” she said.

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In Rome, the majority of 2,000 voters gave their votes to Petro Poroshenko as Head of Christian Society of the Ukrainians in Italy Oles Horodetsky reported on Facebook. Totally, four polling stations worked in Italy.

“The results of the voting at polling station #900031 in Rome: 8,129 people put on the electoral roll;  2,183 participated in the voting; 1606 votes for Poroshenko, 550 votes for Zelensky, 27 spoiled ballots,” the message said.

69,83% of the Ukrainian voted for Petro Poroshenko in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland as commission reported. Totally, 1,412 people participated in the voting and two polling stations worked there.

690 people voted in the Kingdom of Belgium and one polling station worked. 63,33 of the Ukrainian gave their votes to Petro Poroshenko.

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Besides, the majority of the Ukrainians voted for Petro Poroshenko in China. 569 people voted there and 52,19% of their votes were for the current president. Two polling stations worked there.

However, in Georgia, 50,38% of the votes were received by Volodymyr Zelensky. 389 Ukrainians voted there and one polling station worked in this country.

According to the National exit poll, Volodymyr Zelensky has 73,2%, while Petro Poroshenko got 25,3%.

The second round of the elections of the President of Ukraine kicked off in Ukraine on April 21, at 8 a.m. Ukraine’s polling stations opened as scheduled across the country with some minor delays, which were quickly addressed. The voting traditionally lasted for 12 hours; the polls closed at 8 p.m.

Related: Presidential election in Ukraine: Western leaders congratulate Zelensky on victory

Petro Poroshenko commented on the results of the exit polls and congratulated Zelensky on victory in the second tour of the elections.

 

 

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