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Ukraine election: rock star set for coalition talks with comedian-turned-president

President ready for talks with singer Svyatoslav Vakarchuk as exit polls point to victory but as part of coalitionAs if a comedian becoming the president wasn’t enough, Ukraine now has a rock star as a potential political kingmaker.Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, the 44-year-old lead singer of rock band Okean Elzy, is set to enter Ukraine’s parliament after exit polls showed his newly created Golos (Voice) party taking six percent in Sunday’s parliamentary vote. Related: Ukraine walks out of Europe human rights body as Russia returns … …read more

Source: The Guardian

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