Volodymyr Zelensky, who plays a fictitious president in a popular television series, is now poised to take over the leadership of a country on the frontline of the West’s stand-off with Russia. Photo: EPA

Ukraine election: comedian Volodymyr Zelensky who played president on TV show wins actual presidency by a landslide

  • Ukraine’s election catapults 41-year-old stand-up comedian and television star with no political experience, into the nation’s top job
  • Zelensky will have to deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin, deep economic problems and possibly rebellious elites
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Volodymyr Zelensky, who plays a fictitious president in a popular television series, is now poised to take over the leadership of a country on the frontline of the West’s stand-off with Russia. Photo: EPA
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