Zelenskiy's Servant of the People party — named after the sitcom he starred in before his shock presidential win in April — took 43.9 percent of the vote in Sunday's election, according to combined figures from three pollsters.
Ukraine's new President Volodymyr Zelenskiy visited military positions in the country's east, where the army has been fighting Russia-backed separatists for five years. Zelenskiy was inaugurated a week ago.
Volodymyr Zelenskiy, star of the TV series "Servant of the People" will now take the helm of a country of 45 million people beset by challenges and having run on the vaguest of political platforms.
Incumbent President Petro Poroshenko attacks candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy's inexperience and claims he is dangerously pro-Russia and in turn the comic actor accuses his rival of being corrupt.
Renowned TV comic Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s very likely victory may transcend the country's deepest political schism which has long played into the Russian hands.
Volodymyr Zelensky was cast in the role of a history teacher who accidentally became president in a TV show in Ukraine. He's now taking the lead in the country's presidential race and it's no joke.
The top three contenders in Ukraine's presidential elections cast their vote on Sunday in a first round which a comedian - who happens to play a fictional president in a popular TV series - is tipped to win.
A two-time prime minister and a deputy prime minister for energy, Yulia Tymoshenko, was once known as the 'gas princess' for her designer clothes and involvement in the gas industry.
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