Ukrainian Comedian who Played President on a TV Series Wins Presidential Election of Ukraine

  • Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a renowned comedian, won the 2nd round of the Presidential election to become the President of Ukraine. Incumbent President Petro Poroshenko conceded defeat as exit polls suggested an overwhelming win for Zelenskiy. Poroshenko said he is not quitting politics after this loss. The new President Zelenskiy is a political novice, who has no experience in politics besides playing the role of President in a popular comedy TV series “Servant of the People”. After the poll suggested the 41-year old Zelenskiy will win the election by 73.2 percent vote, the new President appeared before the press and thanked the people of Ukraine. He went on to say that they won the election together and promised that he will not mess it up.