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live Live Blog: Ukraine Chooses A New President


Volodymyr Zelenskiy reacts to vote counts at his campaign headquarters following the presidential election.

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-- With over 95 percent of the ballots counted in the April 21 second-round vote, Volodymyr Zelenskiy had 73.2 percent, compared with just 24.5 percent for the 53-year-old billionaire businessman Petro Poroshenko.

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Financial markets expected the win by Zelenskiy, all eyes are now on how Ukraine will cooperate with the IMF:

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EU President Juncker congratulates Zelenskiy and Ukrainians:

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