Run-off elections

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko gestures as he answers to a journalist's question ahead of the presidential elections on April 21, at the Olympic stadium in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, April 14, 2019. The event Sunday was the latest unusual scene in the fight between Poroshenko and Zelenskiy, the comedian whom polls show holding a commanding lead. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
April 14, 2019 - 12:05 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stood next to an empty lectern bearing his election rival's name and used a solo appearance at Ukraine's largest sports stadium Sunday to lash out at the race's inexperienced front-runner as a "virtual candidate." While Volodymyr Zelenskiy,...
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko gestures as he answers to a journalist's question ahead of the presidential elections on April 21, at the Olympic stadium in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, April 14, 2019. The event Sunday was the latest unusual scene in the fight between Poroshenko and Zelenskiy, the comedian whom polls show holding a commanding lead. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
April 14, 2019 - 8:22 am
MOSCOW (AP) — With one week remaining until Ukraine's presidential election runoff, President Petro Poroshenko has come to the country's largest sports stadium for a proposed debate where his opponent didn't show up. There also weren't any spectators in Kiev's Olimpiskiy Stadium, though a large...
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In this March 24, 2019 photo, Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot, right, participates in a candidate forum in Chicago. Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle, left, are competing to make history by becoming the city's first black, female mayor. On issues their positions are similar. But their resumes are not, and that may make all the difference when voters pick a new mayor on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
April 02, 2019 - 9:23 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A former federal prosecutor who has never held elected office was vying for Chicago mayor on Tuesday against a powerful official whose political career spans decades, providing voters a clear contrast in a historic runoff already assured of elevating a black woman to lead the nation'...
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In this March 24, 2019 photo, Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot, right, participates in a candidate forum in Chicago. Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle, left, are competing to make history by becoming the city's first black, female mayor. On issues their positions are similar. But their resumes are not, and that may make all the difference when voters pick a new mayor on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
April 02, 2019 - 8:56 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A former federal prosecutor who has never held elected office was vying for Chicago mayor on Tuesday against a powerful official whose political career spans decades, providing voters a clear contrast in a historic runoff already assured of elevating a black woman to lead the nation'...
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Election officials start counting ballots at a polling station during the presidential election in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Ukrainians choose from among 39 candidates for a president they hope can guide the country of more than 42 million out of troubles including endemic corruption, a seemingly intractable conflict with Russia-backed separatists in the country's east and a struggling economy. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
April 01, 2019 - 4:48 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president was holding off a long-time rival in a bid to claim the other spot in a runoff set for later this month, while a comic actor with no political experience was leading strongly in the election, according to results released Monday. With nearly 97% of the...
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FILE In this file photo taken on Friday, March 29, 2019, Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy hosts a comedy show at a concert hall in Brovary, Ukraine. Zelenskiy has no political experience but seems to have won Sunday's presidential vote, putting him in a strong position for the runoff election in three weeks’ time. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, File)
April 01, 2019 - 10:50 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A comic actor with no political experience was leading strongly in Ukraine's presidential election and will be in a runoff for the job in three weeks, according to results released Monday. Ukraine's president was still trying to hold off a long-time rival to claim the other...
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Iikka Kanerva, OSCE Special Co-ordinator, attends a news conference in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, April 1, 2019. Early results in Ukraine's presidential election show comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy maintaining a strong lead against the incumbent president in the first round of voting, setting the stage for a runoff vote in three weeks. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
April 01, 2019 - 9:36 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Latest on Ukraine's presidential election (all times local): 4:35 p.m. Election observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe have hailed Ukraine's presidential election as competitive and free overall. The OSCE observation mission said in a...
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Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, reacts as he responds to a journalist question during a press conference, after the presidential elections in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, March. 31, 2019. Exit polls indicated Zelenskiy would get about 30 percent of the vote, far short of the absolute majority needed to win the first round. Most exit polls said incumbent Petro Poroshenko received the second-biggest support, which would put him and Zelenskiy in a runoff on April 21. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
April 01, 2019 - 7:15 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Early results Monday in Ukraine's presidential election showed a comedian with no political experience maintaining his strong lead against the incumbent in the first round, setting the stage for a presidential runoff in three weeks. With nearly 80 percent of the polling...
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Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, reacts as he responds to a journalist question during a press conference, after the presidential elections in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, March. 31, 2019. Exit polls indicated Zelenskiy would get about 30 percent of the vote, far short of the absolute majority needed to win the first round. Most exit polls said incumbent Petro Poroshenko received the second-biggest support, which would put him and Zelenskiy in a runoff on April 21. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
April 01, 2019 - 6:40 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Early results Monday in Ukraine's presidential election showed a comedian with no political experience maintaining his strong lead against the incumbent in the first round, setting the stage for a presidential runoff in three weeks. With over 70 percent of the polling stations...
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Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, reacts as he responds to a journalist question during a press conference, after the presidential elections in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, March. 31, 2019. Exit polls indicated Zelenskiy would get about 30 percent of the vote, far short of the absolute majority needed to win the first round. Most exit polls said incumbent Petro Poroshenko received the second-biggest support, which would put him and Zelenskiy in a runoff on April 21. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
April 01, 2019 - 5:15 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Early results in Ukraine's presidential election show a comedian with no political experience maintaining his strong lead against the incumbent president in the first round, setting the stage for a runoff in three weeks. With nearly 70 percent of the polling stations counted...
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