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the polls closed in the first round of Ukraine's presidential election Sunday with candidate Vladimir's a land ski a comedian who plays a fictional president in a TV show taking the early lead early projections showed the Lenski secured over thirty percent of the votes compared to incumbent petrol portion goes nearly eighteen percent with neither candidate receiving fifty percent the election heads to run off April twenty first , funny man's a Lansky who has no political experience set humorous side on election day and think voters for taking his candidacy seriously , people are above all more important in political activity and ambitions president Poroshenko despite trailing hailed the early election as a victory for Europe neither candidate wants to move Ukraine back into Russia's orbits at stake is the leadership of a country that is in the spotlight of the west's standoff with Russia stoked by Cold War like tensions after Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in two thousand fourteen