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Comic leads as Ukraine votes for president

KIEV: A comedian whose political experience is limited to playing the president on TV 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 the political comedy “Servant of the People,“ which returned for its third season this week, is polling above 25%, well ahead of his nearest rivals.If Zelensky wins the presidency he will lead a country of 45 million people that in recent years has …read more

Source: theSun

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