Ukraine election: Poroshenko concedes as exit polls show landslide victory for Zelenskiy – Guardian News

Published on Apr 21, 2019

A comedian whose only political experience consists of playing a president on TV appeared headed for a landslide victory in Ukraine’s real-life presidential election. Exit poll results released after voting stations closed showed sitcom star Volodymyr Zelenskiy receiving an extraordinary 73.2% – or nearly three out of every four votes cast – to President Petro Poroshenko’s 25.3%. Even before the release of any official returns in the two-man runoff, Poroshenko accepted defeat, but told his supporters that although he may be leaving the presidential office, he would not retire from politics

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