ukraine election 2019
Beregszász, 2019. március 31. Nemzeti színû szavazófülkékben adják le voksukat szavazók a beregszászi mûvelõdési házban kialakított szavazóhelyiségben az ukrán elnökválasztás elsõ fordulójának napján, 2019. március 31-én. MTI/Nemes János

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has congratulated Volodymyr Zelensky on his election as Ukraine’s new president, in a letter, Orbán’s press chief said on Tuesday.

Zelensky’s landslide victory

Ukraine held a presidential election runoff on April 21. According to UNIAN News Agency, the Central Election Commission of Ukraine has already processed 99.87% of protocols from precinct election commissions on the results of the runoff vote. Presidential candidate Zelensky received 73.23% of the vote (13,524,027 voters), while his opponent, incumbent President Poroshenko was supported by 24.45% of the voters .

The official results of the second round would be officially announced on April 30.

Orbán congratulates

The Hungarian government will continue to work towards further developing Hungarian-Ukrainian relations, Orbán said.

Orbán said he was counting on Zelensky’s cooperation in that endeavour and looking forward to working with him.

He wished the newly elected Ukrainian president much success in his work.


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Source: MTI

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