Comedian Leads Presidential Election in Ukraine

Written by on March 31, 2019

A comedian with no political experience has won the most votes in the first round of Ukraine’s presidential elections according to exit polls.

Volodymyr Zelenskiy who played the president on TV received 30.4% of the vote, with current leader Petro Poroshenko second on 17.8%.

The two are set to take part in a run-off election on 21 April.

Former PM Yulia Tymoshenko, who the polls say received 14.2%, appears to have been eliminated.


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