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Comedian leads Ukraine’s presidential vote, but runoff likely

KIEV, Ukraine — A comedian with no political experience was leading in Ukraine’s presidential election on Sunday, an exit poll and early results indicated, but far short of the majority needed to win outright in the first round.
The poll found Volodymyr Zelenskiy garnered the most votes, while incumbent President Petro Poroshenko was in a distant second closely followed by former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
The election was shadowed by allegations of widespread vote buying. Police said they had received more than 2,100 complaints of violations on voting day alone in addition to hundreds of earlier voting fraud claims, including bribery attempts …read more

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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