The National Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine (UA:PBC) has called on the Facebook audience to invite presidential candidates Volodymyr Zelensky and Petro Poroshenko to come to the political debate, UA:PBC has reported on its Facebook page.
Incumbent Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and comedian Volodymyr Zelensky, who reach the second round of presidential elections according to preliminary results, have good chances of winning despite a significant gap between them in the first round.
As of 13:45, the Central Election Commission of Ukraine (CEC) processed 99.07% of voting protocols in electronic format in Ukraine's presidential elections.
Batkivshchyna Party leader Yulia Tymoshenko has stated that she will not demand a recount of election results.
During the period from March 31 to April 2, police received 2,690 reports related to violations of the electoral law, the press service of the Interior Ministry reported.
The first round of the presidential elections in Ukraine was transparent and effective, mostly in line with Ukrainian laws and international democratic standards.
The Central Election Commission of Ukraine (CEC) has processed all 100% of voting protocols from the overseas polling stations in the presidential elections in Ukraine.
An advisor to Volodymyr Zelensky, a former member of the National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption, Ruslan Riaboshapka, has said that the comedian's political debate with incumbent Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is meaningless, according to the Dzerkalo Tyzhnia (Mirror Weekly) newspaper.
Interior Minister of Ukraine Arsen Avakov stated that the first round of presidential elections in Ukraine was conducted democratically, without gross violations.
As of 10:25, the Central Election Commission of Ukraine (CEC) processed 98.03% of voting protocols in electronic format in Ukraine's presidential election.
U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has congratulated Ukrainians on holding a transparent and democratic first round of presidential elections and stressed that this demonstrated a "sharp contrast" with current realities in Russia.
The first round of presidential elections in Ukraine held on March 31, 2019 met international standards for the conduct of democratic elections, according to the preliminary observation report by the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) International Election Observation Mission.
As of 03:20, April 2, the Central Election Commission of Ukraine (CEC) processed 97.41% of voting protocols in electronic format in Ukraine's presidential election.
The ambassadors of the G7 countries have welcomed the preliminary findings of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) on the holding of the first round of presidential elections in Ukraine.