Ukraine's presidential exit polls show comedian Zelenskiy in the lead

Petro Poroshenko and Volodymyr Zelenskiy at Kiev's Olympic stadium

Exit polls in Ukraine's elections indicate the country has elected a Jewish president - comedian Volodymyr Zelensky - in a dramatic win of some 70 percent of the votes over incumbent Petro Poroshenko, who conceded defeat Sunday evening, and congratulated Zelensky.

Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky swept to victory in Ukraine's presidential election today, an exit poll showed, as millions of voters tired of war and economic hardship rebuked the ruling elites and ushered in fresh uncertainty for their geopolitically pivotal nation.

"I will never let you down", Zelensky told jubilant supporters at his Kiev campaign headquarters where he was showered with glittering confetti after the exit polls were released.

Ukrainians looked to the future with hope and anxiety after Zelensky took 73 percent of the vote, according to almost complete official results. The talks, he said, would be related to the possibility of ending the Donbass conflict.

Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy is promising his country's people he won't disappoint them.

Voters expect the new commander-in-chief to end a five-year war with Moscow-backed separatists in the industrial east.

"You can count on the EU's strong support to Ukraine's reform path, including consolidating the rule of law, fighting corruption, maintaining macrofinancial stability and pursuing the essential reform of the energy sector".

Zelensky's apparent victory is the latest in the global trend of political outsiders harnessing TV and social media to outmuscle the unpopular establishment.

"I think the top election issue is frustration with the status quo", said Mary O'Hagan, Ukraine Resident Senior Director of the National Democratic Institute (NDI). After leaving the stadium, the two politicians continued their discussions in a more comfortable atmosphere of a television studio.

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After a popular uprising ousted a Kremlin-backed regime in 2014, the new Ukrainian government secured a $17.5 billion deal led by the International Monetary Fund to buttress the struggling economy.

Zelenskiy said in the wake of his real-life election victory that one of his first priorities would be to immediately address some of the same challenges Holoborodko faces in Servant, such as the conflict with Russian Federation. But he also used the opportunity to warn that Zelenskiy's victory was a win for Russian President Vladimir Putin. The poll said he had won 73 percent of the vote versus the 25 percent won by Poroshenko.

But the consummate showman has tapped into widespread frustration over graft, poverty and a war that has claimed some 13,000 lives.

"Congratulations to President-elect Zelensky. The main thing is that Ukrainian people recognize the", Matviyenko said.

Zelenskiy gave few new policy details on Sunday, but said he wanted a new general prosecutor to replace incumbent Yuriy Lutsenko, and spoke of wanting new generals to work in the army.

Poroshenko, whose confectionery business makes him one of the country's richest men, took office in 2014 in the wake of Ukraine's pro-Western revolution.

Questions have also been raised over his links to controversial oligarch Igor Kolomoysky, whose TV channel broadcasts the entertainer's shows.

Poroshenko, who is trailing in opinion polls, called a rally of several thousand people in the capital ahead of Friday's debate. Poroshenko supporters credit him with rebuilding the army and securing an Orthodox Church independent of Russian Federation.

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