April 21, 2019 / 5:10 PM / a month ago

Comedian Zelenskiy wins Ukrainian presidential race by landslide: exit poll

Ukrainian presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy demonstrates his ballot while standing in front of the media at a polling station during the second round of a presidential election in Kiev, Ukraine April 21, 2019. REUTERS/Volodymyr Petrov

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy has won the second round of a presidential election against incumbent Petro Poroshenko by a landslide, a national exit poll showed on Sunday.

The poll said Zelenskiy had won 73 percent of the vote and that Poroshenko had won just 25 percent of the vote.

Reporting by Kiev Bureau; Writing by Andrew Osborn; Editing by Matthias Williams

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