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Zelenskiy Leads Incumbent Poroshenko in First Round of Ukraine’s Elections

Comedian and political novice Volodymyr Zelenskiy defeated incumbent president Petro Poroshenko in Ukraine’s first round of presidential elections, according to exit polls Sunday, leading the two candidates into a run-off election.

Zelenskiy, a comedian who plays the role of the president in a television comedy series, was projected to win 30.4 percent of the vote, easily beating Poroshenko, in power since 2014, who earned 17.8 percent, according to the Central Election Commission’s report as of 6 p,m.

If no candidate wins more than half of the votes, the election will proceed to a run-off to be held on April 21.

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Source: Voice of America

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