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He played Ukraine’s president on TV. Now he has taken office as the real one.

He played Ukraine’s president on TV. Now he has taken office as the real one.
Tuesday 21
5:23 2019

Volodymyr Zelensky, a television comedian turned populist firebrand, took office as Ukraine’s president on Monday and immediately began to battle the political establishment. Speaking to members of parliament in his inaugural address, Zelensky demanded that they approve the removal of top security officials and lift their own right to immunity from prosecution — all before he planned to dissolve the body and call early elections. And, channeling the morally upright schoolteacher-turned-president he played on a popular TV show, Zelensky portrayed himself as a more down-to-earth leader than his predecessors. “I really want you not to hang my image in your ...

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Summary: Volodymyr Zelensky, the comedian turned populist, has immediately begun to challenge the establishment.

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