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A comedian could be Ukraine’s next president

A MEMORIAL COMPLEX featuring photographs of brave protesters fills Kiev’s Independence Square, or Maidan. Displays reproduce Ukrainians’ Facebook posts from key moments during the movement that overthrew the former president, Viktor Yanukovych, five years ago. “I stopped counting covered bodies,” reads one, recalling the day when police opened fire on demonstrators. “How many of them are there?” The revolution was dubbed the “Revolution of Dignity”. Yet ahead of a presidential election on March 31st, the campaign is anything but dignified.
Among more than 40 candidates, the front-runner is Volodymyr Zelensky, a comedian and actor best known for playing a teacher …read more

Source: The Economist

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