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Voter turnout in Ukraine’s runoff exceeds 18%

Actor Vladimir Zelensky, a member of the Servant of the People party, is challenging incumbent President Pyotr Poroshenko for a shot at the highest political office in Ukraine

KIEV, April 21. /TASS/. The voter turnout in Ukraine’s runoff presidential election reached 18.13% by 11 a.m. on Sunday, the country’s Central Election Commission said.

The highest voter turnout was seen in southern Zaporozhye Region (24.62%), while the lowest figures were recorded in southwestern Zakarpatye Region (8.64%). The voter turnout in the runoff is higher than in the first round on March 31, when the figures by 11 a.m. stood at 16.65%.

Polling stations opened across Ukraine at 8 a.m. and will be closed at 8 p.m. Ukrainians are flocking to the polls to cast their ballots for their next head of state. Actor Vladimir Zelensky, a member of the Servant of the People party, is challenging incumbent President Pyotr Poroshenko for a shot at the highest political office in Ukraine.