The Central Election Commission has made public the official results of the first-round voting in the Ukrainian presidential elections of January 17.

CEC Chair Volodymyr Shapoval says, after processing 225 protocols of district electoral commissions, candidate Viktor Yanukovych, who is the leader of the oppositional Party of Regions, won 35.32% of the votes, and Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko 25.05%.

Other presidential candidates made the following showing: Serhiy Tihipko - 13.05%, Arseniy Yatseniuk - 6.96%, Viktor Yushchenko - 5.45%, Petro Symonenko - 3.54%, Volodymyr Lytvyn - 2.35%, Oleh Tiahnybok - 1.43%, Anatoliy Hrytsenko - 1.2%, Inna Bohoslovska - 0.41%, Oleksandr Moroz - 0.38%, Yuriy Kostenko - 0.22%, Liudmyla Suprun - 0.19%, Vasyl Protyvsikh - 0.16%, Oleksandr Pabat - 0.14%, Serhiy Ratushniak - 0.12%, Mykhailo Brodskyi - 0.06%, and Oleh Riabokon - 0.03%.

2.2% of the voters did not support any of the candidates.

The Central Election Commission also passed at its meeting on Monday a unanimous decision on holding the run-off election on February 7, 2010 between Viktor Yanukovych and Yulia Tymoshenko.

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