Ukraine election: Poroshenko debates empty podium as Zelensky stays away



Acting Ukrainian President and Presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko looks at the empty Volodymyr ZelenskyPicture copyright
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Petro Poroshenko is hoping to win re-election

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has arrived to debate the person hoping to take his place, in entrance of hundreds of individuals within the capital, Kiev.

There is just one drawback: his rival Volodymyr Zelensky – a comic with no political expertise – hasn’t arrived.

The 2 males agreed to the televised debate final week, however did not agree on the date it will happen.

Mr Zelensky favoured this coming Friday, two days earlier than they go face to face within the election run-off.

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Mr Poroshenko, who’s trailing his rival after successful simply 16% of the primary spherical vote, seems to now be hoping to capitalise on Mr Zelensky’s failure to reach at Kiev’s Olympiyskiy Stadium for the televised face-off.

The incumbent, who critics say has not executed sufficient to battle points like corruption within the Jap European nation, accused Mr Zelensky of being afraid.

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“If he hides from individuals once more, if he’s afraid, we’ll invite him once more, we’ll invite him day by day to each stay present for the entire nation to see who it’ll elect for the following 5 years,” he advised the crowds and tv cameras on his arrival.

The truth is, this debate was Mr Zelenksy’s concept. Nonetheless, it was a problem he clearly thought Mr Poroshenko would flip down, in line with the BBC’s Kiev correspondent, Jonah Fisher.

The comic has up to now ignored the same old guidelines round campaigning, staging no rallies and giving few interviews – preferring to speak by way of social media.

Additionally it is unclear what his political beliefs are, other than a want to be new and totally different.

Regardless of this, he completed the primary spherical comfortably within the lead, garnering greater than 30% of the vote.

Presidential election outcomes

Newest as of 17:00, 7 April, Kiev time (BST +2). 100% of votes counted

WHOLE UKRAINE

Turnout: 63.53%

Votes for every candidate (%):

Volodymyr Zelensky: 30.24
Petro Poroshenko: 15.95
Yulia Tymoshenko: 13.four
Yuriy Boyko: 11.67
Anatoliy Hrytsenko: 6.91
Ihor Smeshko: 6.04
Oleh Lyashko: 5.48
Oleksandr Vilkul: four.15

Lviv

Turnout: 68.91%

Votes for every candidate (%):

Petro Poroshenko: 35.32
Anatoliy Hrytsenko: 19.02
Yulia Tymoshenko: 14.85
Volodymyr Zelensky: 11.96

Transcarpathia

Turnout: 47%

Votes for every candidate (%):

Volodymyr Zelensky: 38.35
Yulia Tymoshenko: 15.7
Petro Poroshenko: 11.41
Yuriy Boyko: 7.48
Oleh Lyashko: 6.27
Anatoliy Hrytsenko: 5.13

Mykolayiv

Turnout: 60.2%

Votes for every candidate (%):

Volodymyr Zelensky: 40.74
Yuriy Boyko: 17.33
Petro Poroshenko: 9.69
Yulia Tymoshenko: eight.84
Oleksandr Vilkul: 5.94
Oleh Lyashko: 5.72

Ivano-Frankivsk

Turnout: 61.96%

Votes for every candidate (%):

Yulia Tymoshenko: 22.51
Petro Poroshenko: 21.three
Volodymyr Zelensky: 16.07
Anatoliy Hrytsenko: 15.16

Volyn

Turnout: 68.four%

Votes for every candidate (%):

Volodymyr Zelensky: 21.63
Yulia Tymoshenko: 19.84
Petro Poroshenko: 18.98
Oleh Lyashko: 9.9
Anatoliy Hrytsenko: 9.01
Ihor Smeshko: 6.92

Rivne

Turnout: 64.97%

Votes for every candidate (%):

Volodymyr Zelensky: 24.01
Petro Poroshenko: 22.32
Yulia Tymoshenko: 15.98
Oleh Lyashko: 9.88
Anatoliy Hrytsenko: 7.7
Ihor Smeshko: 5.73

Ternopil

Turnout: 66.11%

Votes for every candidate (%):

Petro Poroshenko: 24.36
Yulia Tymoshenko: 18.87
Anatoliy Hrytsenko: 17.08
Volodymyr Zelensky: 14.67
Oleh Lyashko: 7.41

Vinnytsia

Turnout: 65.07%

Votes for every candidate (%):

Volodymyr Zelensky: 23.42
Petro Poroshenko: 22.37
Yulia Tymoshenko: 17.61
Ihor Smeshko: eight.98
Oleh Lyashko: eight.17
Anatoliy Hrytsenko: 6.23

Dnipropetrovsk

Turnout: 66%

Votes for every candidate (%):

Volodymyr Zelensky: 45.34
Yuriy Boyko: 12.36
Oleksandr Vilkul: 10.93
Yulia Tymoshenko: eight.52
Petro Poroshenko: eight.32

Donetsk

Turnout: 59.47%

Votes for every candidate (%):

Yuriy Boyko: 36.87
Volodymyr Zelensky: 24.74
Petro Poroshenko: 12.64
Oleksandr Vilkul: 11.99

Zhytomyr

Turnout: 64.58%

Votes for every candidate (%):

Volodymyr Zelensky: 27.83
Yulia Tymoshenko: 17.42
Petro Poroshenko: 15.94
Oleh Lyashko: 9.71
Ihor Smeshko: eight.42
Yuriy Boyko: 7.2
Anatoliy Hrytsenko: 5.72

Zaporizhzhya

Turnout: 64.37%

Votes for every candidate (%):

Volodymyr Zelensky: 39.75
Yuriy Boyko: 18.79
Oleksandr Vilkul: 9.four
Petro Poroshenko: eight.76
Yulia Tymoshenko: eight.24

Kiev area

Turnout: 66.5%

Votes for every candidate (%):

Volodymyr Zelensky: 30.86
Petro Poroshenko: 18.56
Yulia Tymoshenko: 16.86
Ihor Smeshko: eight.eight
Anatoliy Hrytsenko: 7.22
Yuriy Boyko: 5.2

Kirovohrad

Turnout: 61.96%

Votes for every candidate (%):

Volodymyr Zelensky: 34.52
Yulia Tymoshenko: 18.53
Petro Poroshenko: 11.79
Yuriy Boyko: eight.74
Oleh Lyashko: eight.17
Ihor Smeshko: 6.28

Luhansk

Turnout: 56.78%

Votes for every candidate (%):

Yuriy Boyko: 43.96
Volodymyr Zelensky: 25.05
Oleksandr Vilkul: 9.16
Petro Poroshenko: 6.58

Odesa

Turnout: 58.four%

Votes for every candidate (%):

Volodymyr Zelensky: 41.26
Yuriy Boyko: 21.92
Petro Poroshenko: 9.08
Yulia Tymoshenko: eight.02
Oleksandr Vilkul: 6.09

Poltava

Turnout: 65.79%

Votes for every candidate (%):

Volodymyr Zelensky: 35.62
Yulia Tymoshenko: 15.86
Petro Poroshenko: 10.61
Yuriy Boyko: 9.48
Ihor Smeshko: 7.66
Oleh Lyashko: 7.54
Anatoliy Hrytsenko: 5.27

Sumy

Turnout: 64.45%

Votes for every candidate (%):

Volodymyr Zelensky: 32.66
Yulia Tymoshenko: 16.42
Yuriy Boyko: 11.19
Petro Poroshenko: 10.66
Ihor Smeshko: eight.21
Oleh Lyashko: eight.15
Anatoliy Hrytsenko: 5.42

Kharkiv

Turnout: 64.53%

Votes for every candidate (%):

Volodymyr Zelensky: 36.41
Yuriy Boyko: 26.58
Petro Poroshenko: eight.52
Oleksandr Vilkul: 7.47
Yulia Tymoshenko: 7.35

Kherson

Turnout: 57.65%

Votes for every candidate (%):

Volodymyr Zelensky: 37.58
Yuriy Boyko: 15.73
Petro Poroshenko: 11.51
Yulia Tymoshenko: 10.33
Oleh Lyashko: 6.02
Oleksandr Vilkul: 5.29
Ihor Smeshko: 5.04

Khmelnytsky

Turnout: 65.11%

Votes for every candidate (%):

Volodymyr Zelensky: 24.89
Yulia Tymoshenko: 17.59
Petro Poroshenko: 16.63
Oleh Lyashko: 9.84
Anatoliy Hrytsenko: eight.59
Ihor Smeshko: 7.65
Yuriy Boyko: 5.07

Cherkasy

Turnout: 63.17%

Votes for every candidate (%):

Volodymyr Zelensky: 30.06
Yulia Tymoshenko: 16.71
Petro Poroshenko: 12.2
Ihor Smeshko: 10.75
Anatoliy Hrytsenko: 9.41
Oleh Lyashko: eight.09
Yuriy Boyko: 5.5

Chernivtsi

Turnout: 56.1%

Votes for every candidate (%):

Volodymyr Zelensky: 31.07
Yulia Tymoshenko: 19.67
Petro Poroshenko: 14.09
Yuriy Boyko: eight.99
Oleh Lyashko: 7.54
Ihor Smeshko: 5.24
Anatoliy Hrytsenko: 5.16

Chernihiv

Turnout: 65.37%

Votes for every candidate (%):

Volodymyr Zelensky: 26.28
Yulia Tymoshenko: 19.43
Petro Poroshenko: 12.77
Oleh Lyashko: 12.53
Ihor Smeshko: eight.45
Yuriy Boyko: 7.33
Anatoliy Hrytsenko: 5.89
Oleksandr Vilkul: 2.46

Kiev metropolis

Turnout: 68.05%

Votes for every candidate (%):

Volodymyr Zelensky: 27.09
Petro Poroshenko: 25.59
Yulia Tymoshenko: 12.88
Ihor Smeshko: 9.62
Anatoliy Hrytsenko: 9.11
Yuriy Boyko: 6.27

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