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Matthias Williams

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

Apr 17 2019

KIEV 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.

Poroshenko 2.0: Ukraine leader reboots campaign ahead of presidential run-off

Apr 16 2019

PARIS/KIEV Flanked by rock musicians wearing yellow overalls and black t-shirts with skulls on them, Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko pumped his fist, danced to the music and waved to supporters outside a soccer stadium in Kiev on Sunday.

Defiant Poroshenko: Ukraine's voters will choose substance over style in election

Apr 12 2019

PARIS Ukraine's leader on Friday said he was confident of turning the tables on his inexperienced opponent in the second round of the presidential election, saying voters would choose a substantive program over his challenger's dangerous populism.

Ukrainian comedian gets serious with investors in bid for presidency

Apr 12 2019

KIEV In a popular TV series, a fictional Ukrainian president gets so drunk at a dinner with the head of the International Monetary Fund that he throws her into a swimming pool.

Comedian rips up the play book in Ukraine election success

Apr 05 2019

KIEV As a comedian, TV host and actor, Volodymyr Zelenskiy knows how to start a show with a bang. He proved that by beating all comers in the first round of Ukraine's presidential election. | Video

RPT-Comedian faces scrutiny over oligarch ties in Ukraine presidential race

Apr 02 2019

KIEV, April 1 Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy is leading the race to become Ukraine's next president thanks to an insurgent campaign that rails against corrupt politicians influenced by rich oligarchs.

Comedian faces scrutiny over oligarch ties in Ukraine presidential race

Apr 01 2019

KIEV Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy is leading the race to become Ukraine's next president thanks to an insurgent campaign that rails against corrupt politicians influenced by rich oligarchs.

Comedian faces scrutiny over oligarch ties in Ukraine presidential race

Apr 01 2019

KIEV Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy is leading the race to become Ukraine's next president thanks to an insurgent campaign that rails against corrupt politicians influenced by rich oligarchs.

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Apr 01 2019

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Popular comedian races ahead in Ukrainian presidential election

Apr 01 2019

KIEV A comedian with no political experience raced ahead in Ukraine's presidential election on Sunday, offering a fresh face to voters fed up with entrenched corruption in a country on the frontline of the West's standoff with Russia. | Video

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