: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Actor-comedian ahead in Ukraine presidential poll

A Ukrainian comedian who plays the country’s president in a TV series is currently the favourite to take on the real-life role in this spring’s election, recent polls show.
As the deadline for candidate nomination expired overnight, surveys showed Volodymyr Zelensky ahead of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko and incumbent Petro Poroshenko.
However, with a record number of candidates in the race, the vote remains highly unpredictable.
“Thirty people have been registered, this is an all-time high,” commission spokesperson Kostyantyn Khivrenko told AFP, saying the documents of about 40 potential candidates are also being considered.
Zelensky, 40, has tapped into widespread frustrations with the …read more

Source: Gulf times

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