Presidential election kicks off in Ukraine

Presidential election kicks off in Ukraine

Actor Vladimir Zelensky is challenging incumbent President Pyotr Poroshenko for a shot at the highest political office in Ukraine, TASS reports.

The Ukrainian presidential race has been set up into two stages – the first round on March 31 and the runoff on April 21.

Now, the Ukrainian public will await the results of the runoff to see who will lead Ukraine in the coming years.

Ukraine’s police will be on duty at 197 local election commissions and nearly 30,000 polling stations. 

More than 130,000 law enforcement officers will be managing security during the elections. 

TASS correspondent reports that Ukrainians are demonstrating keen interest in the election. In Kiev's Darnitsky district the voters have gathered at the polls long before their opening. 

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