: :inin Kyiv (EET)

No joke: Comedian to win first round in Ukraine’s presidential election

KIEV — Comedian Vladimir Zelenskiy looked set to edge out President Petro Poroshenko in the first round of Ukraine’s presidential election Sunday, setting the stage for a decisive run-off between the two in three weeks.
Zelenskiy, a political upstart who had never run for public office before, finished first with 30.4 percent of the vote, followed by Poroshenko with 17.8 percent of the vote, according to early exit polls. Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko finished third with 14.2 percent. The rest of the vote was split by some three dozen other candidates.
The result presents Ukrainians with a stark second-round choice between …read more

Source: European Voice

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