WORLD Zelensky, Poroshenko advance to second round of Ukraine's presidential election: exit poll

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Zelensky, Poroshenko advance to second round of Ukraine's presidential election: exit poll

Xinhua

08:28, April 01, 2019

KIEV, March 31 (Xinhua) -- The national exit poll showed on Sunday that Ukrainian actor Volodymyr Zelensky and incumbent President Petro Poroshenko gained the largest number of votes in the first round of the country's presidential election and make it to the run-off, the Ukrainian government-run Ukrinform news agency said.

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Members of a local electoral commission count votes at a polling station following a presidential election in Rohatyn in Ivano-Frankivsk Region, Ukraine March 31, 2019. (Photo: VCG)

The exit poll suggested that Zelensky is taking a lead in the presidential race by garnering 30.4 percent of the votes as of 06:00 p.m. local time (1500 GMT), while Poroshenko is the runner-up with 17.8 percent of the votes.

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