KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s new president, a comedian before he turned to statecraft, made a theatrical entrance to the political stage Monday, disbanding parliament minutes after his inauguration.
Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who won 73% of the vote last month, justified his contentious decision to call a snap parliamentary election on the grounds that the legislature, controlled by allies of the man he defeated, is riddled with self-enrichment.
Elections to the Supreme Rada were scheduled for Oct. 27, which raised the prospect of Zelenskiy struggling to enact his agenda in the face of a hostile parliament over his first few months in power.
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Source: San Francisco Chronicle