BREAKING: Zelensky Resoundingly Defeats Poroshenko in Presidential Election, with 74%

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KIEV – A crushing defeat for Poroshenko has just been dealt by Vladimir Zelensky in today’s presidential election. Zelensky is a popular actor who played the role of president in a popular Ukrainian television show.
The network itself is owned by Jewish-Ukrainian oligarch, Kolomoisky, and so this much of the equation is already understood. Segments of Ukraine’s oligarchy are displeased with the general lack of progress made in the aims to reap financial rewards from the EU, the openly stated disinterest of the EU to integrate Ukraine, and the U.S reluctance to incorporate Ukraine into NATO – a ‘red line’ for Russia which Trump, to date, has appeared to respect. 
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Moreover, Zelensky was also supported by the oligarch Rinat Akhmetov, whom vacillated between supporting DPR militias as well.  Rinat Akhmetov was known for playing both sides during the Donbass conflict. Initially on the side of the pro NATO oligarchs, he established a neutral role and worked towards ‘moderating’ the socialist and communist elements of the Donbass rebels. Many fighters and citizens alike believe that Rinat Akhmetov  was chiefly responsible for any number of betrayals during the Donbass socialist revolution several years ago.

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The conflict between the separatist east and the Ukrainian state backed by the U.S, continues to this day. 

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By 20:00, results of exit polls in Ukraine became known. According to the “Ukrainian exit poll”, Vladimir Zelensky scored 73.7%, Petro Poroshenko – 26.3%. The All-Ukrainian exit poll was conducted by the 112 Ukraine TV channels and NewsOne, the SORA Institute for Social Research and Consultations (Austria), the Social Monitoring Center, the Ukrainian Institute for Social Research. A. Yaremenko.“National exit poll” announced the preliminary results of the elections: Zelensky scored 73.2%, Poroshenko – 25.3%.And according to the exit poll of TSN, Vladimir Zelensky scored 72.7%, Petro Poroshenko – 27.3%.
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Sitting President Poroshenko has just admitted defeat, but promised that he would not leave politics: his party is preparing for parliamentary elections. And the future president Zelensky is already preparing for the inauguration..

By Sunday evening, the Committee of voters of Ukraine (KIU) stated that it recorded campaigning and advertising violations of both presidential candidates on the day of the second round. However, these violations are not likely to affect the election results.As of 18:00, the security forces recorded more than a thousand appeals about electoral offenses, opened 12 criminal cases. Most of the complaints – on illegal campaigning, photographing, damage to the ballots. In general, the elections are fairly calm, there were no serious violations.Unlike President Poroshenko, the musician and leader of the Okean Elzy group Svyatoslav Vakarchuk actually came to the polling station in embroidery and stressed that in this election he votes for Ukraine.
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Vakarchuk, who had previously announced his intention to return to politics, officially refused to take part in the presidential election. According to him, “in jeans, he can do more for the country than wearing a tie.” Subsequently, he said that he would focus on the October elections to the Verkhovna Rada.

Poroshenko’s block will go to be elected to parliament

Concentrating on parliamentary elections the “Blok of Petro Poroshenko” will push ahead. The head of the BPP faction in the Verkhovna Rada Arthur Gerasimov said that the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko admitted his defeat. After the first round, in which Vladimir Zelensky won, more and more often the public discussed the possibility of announcing early parliamentary elections if he succeeds in becoming the sixth president of Ukraine.

“The main thing is not to let the hands loose. And the parliament, it is, let them dissolve. It’s not a problem. Every politician should be ready for elections. We’re in power. If we lose today, we’ll be in opposition. This is a normal life. I don’t see big problems here, ” said Verkhovna Rada deputy from the BPP faction, Alexey Goncharenko .

 

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