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Ukraine Goes To Polls In Early Election Intended to Consolidate New President’s Power


Ukrainians are going to the polls Sunday to cast their ballots in a snap parliamentary election that could consolidate the power of its recently elected president.
A tidal wave of popular support in April carried Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a comedian who played the president on a popular television comedy, to Ukraine’s highest office.
“By calling an early election, the new president hoped to keep the momentum of his presidential victory going,” says Agnese Ortolani of the Economist Intelligence Unit. “He is backed in this attempt by a majority of Ukrainians who view parliament as inherently corrupt and have given Mr. Zelenskiy …read more

Source: Voice of America

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