Poroshenko officially declared Ukraine president

The Ukrainian Central Election Commission announced on Monday that Petro Poroshenko, an independent parliamentary deputy, was elected president in the early presidential elections on May 25.

The Ukrainian Central Election Commission announced on Monday that Petro Poroshenko, an independent parliamentary deputy, was elected president in the early presidential elections on May 25.

According to the Central Election Commission's report, signed by all of its 15 members on Monday, Poroshenko won 54.7 percent (9,857, 308) of the ballots cast by voters.

Batkivshchina leader Yulia Timoshenko mustered 12.81 percent of the votes (2,310,050).

Radical Party leader Oleh Lyashko won 8.32 percent or 1,500,377 votes, Civil Position Party leader Anatoliy Hrytsenko 5.48 percent (989,029), parliamentary deputy Serhiy Tihipko 5.23 percent (943,430), ex-head of the Kharkiv regional state administration Mykhailo Dobkin 3.03 percent (546,138).

Head of the All-Ukrainian Jewish Congress Vadym Rabinovych got 2.25 percent of the votes (406,301), doctor Olha Bohomolets 1.91 percent (345,384), Communist Party leader Petro Symonenko 1.51 percent (272,723), Svoboda party leader Oleh Tyahnybok 1.16 percent (210, 476), Rights Sector leader Dmytro Yarosh 0.70 percent (127,772).

The other candidates got less than 0.5 percent of the votes.

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