Volodymyr Zelensky has already been elected president of Ukraine — in the popular TV show “Servant of the People,” the third season of which began airing last week.
His rise is strikingly similar to that of his character in the hit series.
The 41-year-old comedian’s real presidential bid started out as a long shot but, on the back of popular discontent with the political class, he has leapt to pole position.
Zelensky’s critics brand him a puppet of powerful rivals to Ukraine’s current president, Petro Poroshenko.
Source: Al Bawaba