"The presidential elections in Ukraine were organized and held in accordance with the international obligations and democratic electoral standards, including obligations and standards of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and Council of Europe, as well as Ukraine's national legislation, regulations and procedures developed by the Ukrainian Central Election Committee," GUAM monitors said in a statement read by GUAM Secretary General Valery Chechelashvili at a news conference in Kyiv .
GUAM monitors were satisfied with elections organization and work of committees, while issues existing could not affect election results, Chechelashvili said. "The elections were held in the spirit of competition and can be assessed positively as free and fair generally," he said.
Poroshenko gets 53.7% of votes with over 60% of electronic voting reports processed
Front runner in the early presidential election in Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is leading with 53.72% of votes after 60.15% of electronic voting reports have been processed, the Central Election Commission (CEC) said on May 25 morning.
Yulia Tymoshenko received 13.09%, Oleh Liashko won 8.47% of votes, Anatoliy Hrytsenko 5.47%, and Sergiy Tigipko 5.24%.