Kiev (Xinhua/UNI): The national exit poll showed on Sunday that Ukrainian actor Volodymyr Zelensky won the country's presidential election by gaining 73.2 percent of the votes in the second round as of 1800 hrs local time (1500 GMT), the Ukrainian government-run Ukrinform news agency said.
A total of 25.3 per cent of Ukrainians voted for incumbent President Petro Poroshenko, while 1.5 percent of the voters spoiled their ballot papers, the exit poll suggested.
The exit poll was conducted by the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation among 13,000 voters. Its margin error was plus or minus 1.3 percentage points.
Voting in the second round of the presidential election in Ukraine kicked off at 8 a.m. local time (0500 GMT) and ended at 8:00 p.m. (1700 GMT).
The results of the second round are set to be announced by the Central Election Commission by May 1 and the new president is expected to take office no later than June 3.
- Trump foretells 'official end of Iran' in case of 'fight' with US
- Trump says he supports states' toughened restrictions on abortion with exceptions
- Number of Yellow Vest protesters in France fell to lowest since rallies began: Reports
- US Judge orders conditional release of 4 activists arrested in raid at Venezuelan Embassy
- US-Russian counterterrorism cooperation helped boost security of both states: Pompeo