Partial results give comedian Zelensky strong lead in Ukraine vote

Telegram från AFP / Omni
01 april 2019, 08.01

Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky took a strong lead Monday with over half the votes counted in the first round of the Ukraine presidential election.

The election commission website gave Zelensky 30.2 percent with President Petro Poroshenko trailing on 16.7 percent ahead of an expected second round run-off on April 21.

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