April 21, 2019 / 7:15 PM / in a month

Comedian wins Ukrainian presidential race by landslide - final exit poll

Ukrainian presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy reacts during a news conference at his campaign headquarters following a presidential election in Kiev, Ukraine April 21, 2019. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy has won the second round of a presidential election against incumbent Petro Poroshenko by a landslide, a final 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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