Fed up with status quo, Ukrainians tipped to elect comedian as president

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Ukrainians began voting on Sunday in an election expected to thrust a comedian with no prior political experience into the presidency of a country at war and hungry for change.

At stake is the leadership of a country on the frontline of the West’s standoff with Russia following the 2014 Maidan street protests and the annexation of Crimea.

Surveys make Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who plays a fictitious president in a TV series, the overwhelming favourite to defeat incumbent Petro Poroshenko, whose popularity has been dragged down by patchy...


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Fed up with status quo, Ukrainians tipped to elect comedian as president


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