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Zelensky outpaces Poroshenko securing over 73% of vote

April 22, 8:44 UTC+3

More than 12.2 mln voters backed Zelensky

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KIEV, April 22. /TASS/. Ukraine’s front-running presidential contender Vladimir Zelensky increased his lead in the runoff election, with 90.25% of ballots counted.

According to the Ukrainian Central Election Commission, Zelensky secured 73.18% of the vote in the presidential race. Incumbent President Pyotr Poroshenko is losing ground, garnering just 24.49% of the vote.

More than 12.2 mln voters backed Zelensky and over 4 mln Ukrainians supported Poroshenko.

In accordance with the Ukrainian law, the Central Election Commission must publish the official election results no later than ten days after the election day, that is, by May 1, 2019. The new president is due to be sworn in by May 31.

According to the Ukrainian Central Election Commission, Zelensky secured 73.18% of the vote in the presidential race. Incumbent President Pyotr Poroshenko is losing ground, garnering just 24.49% of the vote.

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