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Comedian Leads Ukraine Election Polls as Dirty-Trick Accusations Mount

Ukrainian voters have 44 candidates to pick from in next month’s presidential elections, but they do not feel spoiled for choice.

Among what is on offer — a popular television comic, far-right war veterans, a chest-beating male chauvinist who says feminism has gone too far, a gas princess, lawmakers and spies as well as Ukraine’s chocolate king, the incumbent, Petro Poroshenko, who is seeking a second term.

But midway through a three-month campaign full of dirty tricks, the election is not enthusing jaded voters — although the upstart insurgent bid by TV comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy is garnering surprising support and holds out …read more

Source: Voice of America

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