Ukrainian leader seeks backing to fight corruption in vote

Ukrainians are voting in an early parliamentary election in which the new party of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is set to take the largest share of votes.

Polls ahead of Sunday’s balloting showed Mr Zelenskiy’s Servant of the People party getting support from a little more than half of those who intended to vote.

Bildergebnis für Ukrainian leader seeks backing to fight corruption in vote

But only 225 of the 424 seats to be filled in the Verkhovna Rada parliament are being chosen by party list; the rest are single-mandate seats, whose distribution could differ from nationwide sentiment.

Mr Zelenskiy, who took office in May, called the election three months ahead of schedule because the parliament was dominated by his opponents.

He is seeking a majority that would support his promised fight against Ukraine’s endemic corruption and for other reforms.

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