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Comedian leads polls ahead of presidential election in Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine — A comedian who’s never held political office tops the public opinion polls on the eve of Ukraine’s presidential election, but even he appears to be falling far short of enough support to win in the first round.
Ukrainians will choose Sunday from among 39 candidates for a president they hope can guide the country of more than 42 million out of troubles including endemic corruption, a seemingly intractable war with Russia-backed separatists in the country’s east and a struggling economy.
President Petro Poroshenko is running for another term, but a poll by the Kiev International Institute of Sociology showed …read more

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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