KHARKIV, Ukraine – An oligarch, a comedian or a political has-been.
Ukrainians will head to the polls on Sunday to choose a president in an election that is less about hope than what locals call the “lesser evil.”
The trio of candidates — incumbent President Petro Poroshenko, a billionaire businessman who built a chocolate empire; Volodymyr Zelensky a 41-year old comedian and actor; and former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, a leader of the 2004 Orange Revolution — leads a field of more than 40. The top two finishers are expected to face a run-off on April 21.
Zelensky, a political neophyte backed …read more
Source: European Voice