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Tymoshenko Pulls Ahead Of Poroshenko In Ukrainian Presidential Election Polls

Tymoshenko Pulls Ahead Of Poroshenko In Ukrainian Presidential Election Polls
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Long time Ukrainian politician Yulia Tymoschenko has regained a lead over incumbent President Petro Poroshenko in recent polling for the Ukrainian presidential election at the end of March. However, she still substantially lags comedian and actor Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko overtook President Petro Poroshenko and vaulted into second place with 18.3 percent vs. the incumbent’s 16.8 percent, according to the new poll by Rating sociological group published on March 11.

The leading position remains with political satirist and actor Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who has 24.7 percent. This result is slightly lower than his rating at the end of February, when he had 25.1 percent of support, according to the previous poll by Rating, reported The Kyiv Post.

Poroshenko has been hit with another corruption scandal which rocked the administration; Poroshenko fired Oleh Hladkovskiy, who denies any wrongdoing, on March 4 from the post of deputy head of the National Security and Defense Council.

The election will be held on March 31st.

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