Zelensky and Poroshenko enter runoff

Zelensky and Poroshenko enter runoff

Comedian and leader of the Servant of the People political party Vladimir Zelensky and incumbent Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko have entered a runoff presidential election with more than 97% of the vote counted, Ukraine's Central Election Commission said.

Zelensky leads the Ukrainian presidential race with 30.26% of the vote, almost double the number of Poroshenko, who secured 15.92%.

According to the Commission, all other candidates have lost chances to make it into the runoff. The leader of the Batkivshchyna party Yulia Timoshenko comes in third with 13.38%, followed by Yuri Boyko, candidate from the Opposition Platform - For Life party, with 11.66%, TASS reported.

The runoff election is scheduled for April 21.

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