Ukrainians Starving for Change On Course To Elect Comedian President Sunday

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Hungry for change, Ukrainians set to elect comedian as next president – Crimson Tazvinzwa

Ukrainians fed up with entrenched corruption and hungry for change are likely to elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a comedian with no previous political experience, as their next president in a run-off vote on Sunday. 

Slick online ads and attention-grabbing antics have spiced up Ukraine’s presidential election, now shaped by the frontrunner – popular TV comic Volodymyr Zelensky.

Like heavyweight boxers, he and billionaire rival Petro Poroshenko – the incumbent president – have taunted each other over holding a public debate in Ukraine’s biggest sports stadium.

Mr Zelensky, 41, insisted that they both undergo drug and alcohol tests before such a debate could take place. Mr Poroshenko, 53, was unfazed and agreed – BBC News

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