KIEV, April 1. /TASS/. The first round of Ukraine’s presidential election was formally over on Monday after the last polling station closed in San Francisco, the Levy Bereg (LB) news portal reported.
As of 17:00 local time (3:00 Moscow time), 348 Ukrainians out of 23,000 registered voters came to the San Francisco polling station to cast their ballot.
On Sunday, Ukraine voted in the first round of the seventh presidential election in its history. The record number of candidates - 39 people - was registered. According to the Central Election Commission, only about 45,600 Ukrainians out of several millions currently abroad cast their ballot.
Early results project the Servant of the People political party candidate Vladimir Zelensky and current President Pyotr Poroshenko to face each other in the runoff, scheduled for April 21. The final turnout stood at 63.52%.