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Ukrainians to cast vote to elect president


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Voters in Ukraine will cast votes on Sunday to elect their sixth president from 39 candidates in the fray.
Polls on Sunday will commence around 8 am and close at 8 pm. The counting will take place on Monday. Around 35 million people are eligible to vote.
The vote will be monitored by observers from 18 countries as well as 139 Ukrainian civil society organisations, according to Ukraine's Central Election Commission (CEC).
This would be a test for President Petro Poroshenko who is facing anti-incumbency. Recently, several people hit the streets to protest against Poroshenko. Even the latest surveys show that another contender Volodymr Zelensky is leading the race with 20.6 percent.
Numbers of voters who will come to cast vote is also debatable, among the eligible voters, millions are in Russia-annexed Crimea and Ukraine.
Ukraine is a war-torn country which is struggling with corruption. According to the United Nations, more than 13,000 people have been killed in the war that broke out in Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk regions between Moscow-backed rebels and Kiev following Russia's annexation of the Crimean Peninsula in March 2014.

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First Published: Mar 31 2019 | 1:48 AM IST

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