Volodymyr Zelenskiy

Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy Wins First Round in Ukraine, Faces Poroshenko in Runoff

As virtually every poll indicated going into Sunday’s presidential election in Ukraine, comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy – whose political resume consists solely of playing the unlikely president in a satirical TV show – won the first round by a wide margin, but not wide enough to avoid a runoff against incumbent Petro Poroshenko.

The Associated Press

Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy Widens Lead in Ukraine Presidential Race

Polls last month showing comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy as the leading candidate in Ukraine’s presidential race appear to have been no fluke, as the latest round of polling shows him widening his lead over incumbent Petro Poroshenko and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko.

Ukrainian entertainer and presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy performs on stage in western Ukrainian city of Uzhhorod, on Feb. 9, 2019.