Comedian in front as curtain rises on Ukrainian presidential election

FILE PHOTO: Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Ukrainian comedian and candidate in the upcoming presidential election, hosts a comedy show at a concert hall in Brovary, Ukraine March 29, 2019. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainians will cast their ballots in a presidential election on Sunday in which a comedian with no political experience and who plays a fictional president in a popular TV series is tipped to win the first round. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, 41, who is appealing to voters fed up with entrenched corruption, has consistently […]

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