: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Comedian ahead as Ukraine presidential campaign enters final days

KIEV: A comedian whose political experience is limited to playing the president in a TV show is likely to top the first round of voting when Ukrainians go to the polls on Sunday.Actor Volodymyr Zelensky’s bid started as a long shot but he has leapfrogged establishment politicians amid public frustration over corruption and stagnating living standards.The 41-year-old star of political comedy “Servant of the People,“ which returns for its third season this week, is polling at around 28%, well ahead of his nearest rivals.The main suspense ahead of the weekend vote is who of incumbent Petro Poroshenko and ex-prime minister …read more

Source: theSun

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