Ukraine holds presidential election

Ukraine holds presidential election

Ukraine’s seventh presidential election has kicked off on Sunday. If no candidate gets more than 50% of the votes in the first round, a runoff election will be held on April 21, TASS reports.

Among the frontrunners are popular comic actor Vladimir Zelenskiy, trailing behind him is former prime minister and leader of the Batkivschina party, Yulia Tymoshenko, and in third place is the current president Pytor Poroshenko.

According to latest opinion polls, Zelensky leads the race (26%-28%), followed by Timoshenko (13%-17%) and trailing behind her is incumbent President Pyotr Poroshenko (16.5%-18%). Also in the top five are opposition candidate Yuri Boyko (9.5%-11%) and leader of the Civil Position party Anatoly Gritsenko (8.4% and 9.8%).