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Zelenskyy firmly in lead in presidential run – poll

He is traditionally followed by the incumbent president and an ex-prime minister.

Zelenskyy firmly in lead in presidential run – poll
Photo: Volodymyr Zelenskyy's press service

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, comedian and leader of the Servant of the People party, is still in the lead in the presidential run ahead of election day on 31 March, a poll has shown.

"Zelenskyy is in the lead among presidential candidates with 24.9% of all respondents wanting to vote for him and those who intend to go to polls," a survey conducted by the Rating sociological group revealed.

Some 18.8% of respondents support ex-Prime Minister and Fatherland party leader Yuliya Tymoshenko, while 17.4% are in favour of incumbent President Petro Poroshenko.

The head of the Opposition Bloc, Yuriy Boyko, has 10.2% of votes, Civic Position leader Anatoliy Hrytsenko, 9.4%, Radical Party leader, Oleh Lyashko 5.8%, Opposition Bloc MP Oleksandr Vilkul, 3.5%, independent candidate, Ihor Smeshko, 3.1%, and a senior member of the Freedom party, Ruslan Koshulynskyy, 2.2%.

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