KIEV — The party of comic-turned-President Volodymyr Zelenskiy won a decisive victory in Ukraine’s parliamentary election on Sunday, strengthening the political novice’s hold on power and giving him a broad mandate to push through key reforms in the war-torn nation.
Zelenskiy rode a wave of public anger over the lack of progress tackling entrenched corruption, the ongoing war and low living standards to win the presidency in April.
He disbanded the current parliament and called for a snap election in his first act as president in May in order to capitalize on his momentum.
Zelenskiy’s Servant of the People party — named after …read more
Source: European Voice