The second round of the elections of the President of Ukraine kicked off in Ukraine on Sunday, 21st April at 8 a.m.
In the morning of 22nd April, with 95,6% of the protocols processed, CEC reported that the popular comedian Volodymyr Zelensky had achieved a landslide victory, gathering 73,12% of the votes – winning in all regions except for Lviv. Only 24,50% of the people voted for the the incumbent president Petro Poroshenko.
Poroshenko congratulated Zelensky and announced, that he will leave his post, but will remain in politics.
“I am the optimist and I emphasize that everything will be good and Ukraine will be successful, great, European state. And it is the task of the authority and opposition and we will not withdraw from the responsibility”, Poroshenko said.