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KIEV - The first exit poll in Ukraine's presidential election showed Jewish comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy winning the first round with 30.4 percent of the vote, and incumbent President Petro Poroshenko coming in second place with 17.8 percent.

Announcing the first poll, the Central Election Commission said it was based on voting up to 18:00 (15:00 GMT).

If no candidate receives more than half the votes, the election goes to a run-off on April 21.

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