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Ukraine Inaugurates Comedian Zelensky As President


Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky applauding during his inauguration ceremony at the parliament in Kiev on May 20, 2019. PHOTO: Vladyslav MUSIENKO / Ukrainian Prime Minister Press-service / AFP

Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky stepped into his new role as Ukrainian president with his inauguration on Monday, launching a new era for the country.
A month after scoring a landslide election victory against incumbent Petro Poroshenko, the 41-year-old became Ukraine’s youngest post-Soviet president.
In a ceremony in parliament, he placed his hand on a copy of the constitution and the Bible and pledged to “protect the sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.”
He used his inaugural speech …read more

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