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Ukraine goes to polls with TV comic eyeing the presidency

Actor Vladimir Zelenskiy is tapping into the protest vote as favourite in Sunday’s voteUkraine goes to the polls on Sunday with a comic who plays the president on his own TV show the favourite to become the next president in a protest vote against the country’s leaders.Volodymyr Zelenskiy, an actor with no prior political experience, is likely to win the first round with a lead of up to 10% in some polls. Behind him are Petro Poroshenko, the current president who made a fortune from his confectionery empire, and Yulia Tymoshenko, a former prime minister who has decried corruption and …read more

Source: The Guardian

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