Vladimir Zilinskaite: RIA Novosti
The presidential candidate of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky promised citizens a “new normal” after the election of the President. About it reports “Interfax”.
“Today we start a new life in our country, I think. Starts a new life, normal, without corruption, without bribes”, — he declared to journalists at his polling station. Zelensky said that he and his team are confident of victory.
The rest of the leaders of the presidential race also cast their votes. The candidate from “Opposition platform For life,” Yuriy Boyko stated that they voted for peace and end poverty and ruin. He urged all Ukrainians “to vote according to conscience and not to give anyone the opportunity to steal your voice.”
Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, nominated by the party “Batkivshchyna”, drew an analogy between the transition of Ukraine to the summer and the presidential election. “I believe that as we step forward to a successful, prosperous, European Ukraine. I believe that today begins a new historical advancement of Ukraine towards peace, prosperity, happiness of each person,” she said.
TASS reports that gave their votes to the incumbent President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and the leader of Radical party Oleg Lyashko. At the polling station Poroshenko told journalists that voted “for Ukraine”, as well as his entire family.
The Committee of voters of Ukraine (CVU) has accused Lyashko in violation of electoral laws. A message published on his Facebook account. “During the voting on one of sites of the candidate for President of Ukraine Oleg Lyashko showed the presence of television cameras and voters ballot with the results of his will,” — reads the statement of the CVU. The organization recalled that the vote in the presidential election is by secret ballot.
The vote in the first round of presidential elections in Ukraine started on March 31 at 08:00 (time coincides with Moscow). The stations closed at 20:00. For the post of head of state claim 39 candidates. According to 11:00, the turnout was 16.08 percent, law enforcement agencies recorded about 150 reports of violations.
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