Comedian Wins Ukraine Election in Landslide

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Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky won a landslide victory in the country's presidential election.

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Zelensky did not even start campaigning until January. He is an comedian actor in satirical television series in which his character accidentally becomes Ukrainian president.

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Russian forces annexed Ukraine's Crimea peninsula in March 2014 - a move condemned internationally. Since then, Ukrainian forces have been fighting Russian-backed separatists and volunteers in the east.

In a tweet, Mr Poroshenko said "a new inexperienced Ukrainian president... could be quickly returned to Russia's orbit of influence"

Mr Zelensky told a news conference he would "reboot" peace talks with the separatists. "We will... continue with the Minsk talks - we will reboot them," he said. "I think that we will have personnel changes. In any case we will continue in the direction of the Minsk talks and head towards concluding a ceasefire."

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Who is Volodymyr Zelensky?

Mr Zelensky starred in the long-running satirical drama Servant of the People in which his character accidentally becomes Ukraine's president. He plays a teacher who is elected after his expletive-laden rant about corruption goes viral on social media.

He ran under a political party with the same name as his show.

Curiously, no one really knows what Zelensky stands for.

It doesn't matter. People are fed up with war and the policies of billionaire Poroshenko.

Best wishes to Ukraine. Let Crimea go, and let the healing begin.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

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Aaaal
Aaaal

Hilarious. Next will come the propaganda from the US gov't claiming Zelensky is a dictator and gasses his own people and we will need to implement regime change. Or is Zelensky already the 'elected' candidate of Izrealhell & the US?

Too bad this can't happen here as we the people are too stupid and the controls in place make it very difficult for any change to happen.

Lyndy1933
Lyndy1933

Best wishes for the new Ukrainian president. Returning to dialog over combat is a good move. I believe the people of the Crimea voted to separate from Ukraine and to be partners with Russia, so how is this a takeover? It just happened a lot faster than Brexit, LOL.

2banana
2banana

Will Hunter Biden, Crazy Joe Biden's son, still get to keep his multi-million dollar Ukrainian "Board" member position?

procrastinator
procrastinator

people are fed up with inaction by the elected officials who were sent to the position they are in, to solve the problems. As this is not the 1st priority once elected, they want to give a chance to an unknown and an amateur who is not a career politician. We wish to see the same here in US congress and Senate..... so that all the career politicians could be thrown out !

Tengen
Tengen

Ha, only the far west of Ukraine continued its support of Porky. This is good news for the country, a sign that people have finally seen the futility of being Stepan Bandera acolytes.

No matter what Zelensky ultimately stands for, he'll have a tough time being worse than the outgoing administration. Nice to see the people send a clear signal that they wanted something else, ANYTHING other than Porky and his merry band of oligarchs. We elected a reality show host, why shouldn't they get a comedian?