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U.S. Embassy expects peace, democratic elections in Ukraine

U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch expects that all eligible Ukrainians will vote today
16:44, 21 April 2019

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U.S. Embassy to Ukraine expects peace and democratic elections of the president in Ukraine, as Embassy’s Facebook reported citing American Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.

“My colleagues and I at the U.S. Embassy join the people of Ukraine in expecting democratic and peaceful elections today that reflect the will of Ukraine’s citizens. I hope all eligible Ukrainians actively participate in their democracy today by voting,” she said.

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The second round of the elections of the President of Ukraine kicked off in Ukraine on April 21, at 8:00 a.m. Ukraine’s polling stations opened as scheduled across the country with some minor delays, which were quickly addressed. The voting would traditionally last for 12 hours; the polls would close at 8:00 PM. 

Presidential elections are held in 200 districts, 29,982 election commissions have been created. In total, about 30.3 million people can vote. Of these, 325,600 voters changed the place of voting for the second round of elections.

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As of 11 a.m., the turnout of voters in the second round of the elections of the president of Ukraine made 17.96%.

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