According To Exit Polls Volodymyr Zelensky Is Projected To Win Ukraine's Presidential Elections In A Landslide. President Petro Poroshenko Has Conceded Defeat

CNN: Political newcomer Volodymyr Zelensky projected to win Ukraine's presidential elections

Political newcomer and television comedian Volodymyr Zelensky was on course Sunday to win Ukraine's presidential elections, beating incumbent and chocolate magnate Petro Poroshenko, exit polls suggested.

Projections put Zelensky at 73.2%, giving him a significant lead over Poroshenko, who has won just 25.3%, according to an exit poll published by Ukinform.

A second exit poll was expected at 3 pm ET.

Poroshenko's support dwindled under a platform that was focused on playing tough with neighboring Russia, which has been locked in a proxy war with Ukraine for the last five years.

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WNU Editor: Exit polls are saying that Volodymyr Zelensky has won with 73% of the vote. My sources in Kiev just told me that the number is closer to 80%. President Petro Poroshenko has also just conceded defeat. The official results will be announced tomorrow.

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