TV comedian leads the presidential election in Ukraine

Television comedian Volodymyr Zelensky leader in front of seated President Petro Poroshenko in Ukraine’s presidential election shows preliminary results.

When 37 percent of the votes were counted up on Monday morning, Zelenskyj had received 30 percent of the votes. President Poroshenko had received 17 percent, while former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko had received 13 percent of the vote.

– I am very happy, but this is not the final result, says Zelenskyj according to the BBC and will not take the victory in advance.

The final result is expected during Monday. It is unlikely that any of the candidates will receive more than 50 percent. Thus, it is a new election ground on 21 April.

Zelenskyj has been seen as an outsider in the struggle to become Ukraine’s president, but led the polls ahead of the election.

He has marked himself with strong opposition to today’s political leadership, which has been ridden by corruption charges. At a recent Gallup poll , only 9 percent responded that they had confidence in the incumbent government, which should be the lowest level in the world.

– This is a hard lesson for me and the authorities as a whole. There is a reason to work on our mistakes, said President Poroshenko on Sunday.

A group of international election observers has announced a press conference on Monday afternoon. On Sunday, Ukrainian police reported that they had received over 1,600 complaints of irregularities in the conduct of the elections.

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