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Comic poised to take over presidency in Ukraine vote

Comic poised to take over presidency in Ukraine vote
Sunday 21
18:0 2019

KIEV: Ukrainians went to polls today in the second round of an extraordinary election with a comedian who plays a president on TV expected to win in a stunning rebuke to the political establishment. Forty-one-year-old Volodymyr Zelensky’s bid to lead the country of 45 million people was initially dismissed as a joke when he announced his candidacy on New Year’s Eve. But now all opinion polls suggest incumbent President Petro Poroshenko is heading for defeat amid widespread anger over poverty, corruption and war. Zelensky’s victory is expected to open a new chapter in the history of a country that has ...

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THE SUN : Comic poised to take over presidency in Ukraine vote

Summary: KIEV: Ukrainians went to polls today in the second round of an extraordinary election with a comedian who plays a president on TV expected to win in a stunning rebuke to the political establishment. Forty-one-year-old Volodymyr Zelensky’s bid to lead the country of 45 million people was initially dismissed as ...

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