Kyiv, Ukraine: Polling for Presidential Election of Ukraine ended in which 34.5 million registered voters could poll their ballot to elect their new President. It is early to get information about what was turn out of voters.
Polling ended in peaceful atmosphere and balloting process looks overall transparent and clear, said senior Pakistani journalist Bilal Dar who was present in Kyiv. While talking to Dispatch News Desk (DND) News Agency, Bilal Dar said that he enjoyed last day of campaign and liked the way arrangements were done for elections.
He stated that all candidates were given equal chance to share their messages and thoughts with voters and only results are awaited.
Meanwhile, officials said that the police registered 649 allegations of violations and criminal proceedings were registered for 11 culprits, most of them from Kiev, Dnepropetrovsk, Odessa and Kharkov regions.
It is pertinent to mention that sitting President Petro Poroshenko, former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and TV comedian Volodymyr Zelensky are expected to pass first round and may be contest second round of election if all candidates fail to get 50 votes of total polled votes in first phase of election.
There are total 39 candidates running for elections getting absolute majority of the votes to avoid second round of voting which will be held on 21 April if no candidate secures absolute majority of votes.
“Today’s Presidential Election are significant for Ukraine because people are polling their votes with high hopes. Results will tell me what will be future of my country because Poroshenko is optimist we will soon be a full part of European system but Yulia can take U turn and move anywhere”, said Anastasia a middle aged woman when she was asked to comment on today’s elections.
One could divide voters into three main category today– young—middle aged and pensioners and every category had its own expectations and dreams. Youth looked frustrated with delay in receiving job opportunities, middle aged people looked worry about corruption and senior citizens mostly kept quite when asked to comment but politely said that bad economy eats their pension in first 10 days of month bread is only hope for them as butter is sometimes out of their reach.