Volodymyr Selensky has won the runoff presidential elections in the crisis-ridden Ukraine according to forecasts, clear. The Pro-Western 41-Year-old can expect with about 73 percent of the vote, as the Ukrainian TV channels reported on Sunday, citing several opinion research institutes in Kiev.
incumbent, Petro Poroshenko, conceded defeat already. He congratulated his Challenger to victory. "That's it. So it is in democratic countries," said Poroshenko in front of his followers. At the same time, he stressed: "I will continue to remain in politics and for Ukraine to fight". The 53-Year-old shouted to his followers to never give up.
The party Poroshenko had previously stated to the parliamentary election in October. "We need joint efforts to defend the country," said Poroshenko. He warned again and again in front of a Russian Aggression against his country. He will now leave the office, but the fight don't give up. "The new President will have a strong Opposition, a very strong one."
About 30 million voters in the crisis-torn Ex-Soviet Republic to vote called. The two candidates had supplied since the first ballot three weeks ago a heated election campaign. It was, among other things, to drug testing and a turbulent speech-duel in Kiev-Olympic-stadium. The current President, Petro Poroshenko, had accused the political newcomer Volodymyr the girl to the door again and again, his inexperience and populism. We were criticized, however, is that Poroshenko had not completed five years term in office, the war in the East of the impoverished country, and the corruption increased.
The bloody conflict in the East of Ukraine was one of the most important campaign issues. Poroshenko was elected five years ago with the promise to end the war quickly. According to the UN, soldiers and Pro-Russian separatists have been killed in the Fighting between the government so far, around 13 000 people. The battles keep. The implementation of the 2015, among other things, by the German and French mediation, agreed to Minsk peace plan is on ice.