Comedian Zelenskiy takes lead in Ukraine presidential election - exit poll

Incumbent president Petro Poroshenko comes in in second place with 17.8 per cent

The first exit poll in Ukraine’s presidential election showed comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy winning the first round with 30.4 per cent of the vote, and incumbent president Petro Poroshenko coming in second place with 17.8 per cent.

Announcing the first poll, the Central Election Commission said it was based on voting up to 3pm Irish time.

If no candidate receives more than half the votes, the election goes to a run-off on April 21. – Reuters