21 Apr 2019

Comedian takes the lead in Ukrainian presidential election opinion polls

Millions of Ukrainians have gone to the polls today in a presidential runoff election Рwith opinion polls taken before the vote showing the comic actor Volodymyr Zelenskiy far ahead of the incumbent Petro Poroshenko, whose traditional message fell flat with voters demanding change.

Zelenskiy, who has no political experience – became famous for playing a president in a sitcom – so could fiction become reality?