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US & Europe react to Poroshenko's defeat by comedian Zelensky in Ukraine

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As early results show West-backed President Petro Poroshenko looks certain to be defeated by comic Volodymyr Zelensky, US and EU officials have queued up to congratulate the political rookie, all looking for “strong partnership.”
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Comedian appears headed for landslide victory in Ukraine

Comedian appears headed for landslide victory in Ukraine

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KIEV, Ukraine - A comedian whose only political experience consists of playing a president on TV appeared headed for a landslide victory in Ukraine's real-life presidential election Sunday.
Exit poll results released after voting stations closed showed sitcom star Volodymyr Zelenskiy receiving an extraordinary 73.2% - or nearly three out of every four votes cast - to President Petro Poroshenko's 25.3%.
If borne out by election returns, the overwhelming victory by Zelenskiy would stand as a crushing rebuke to Poroshenko's five years in office and a verdict on the country's deep-seated...
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Exit Poll: Comedian Appears Headed for Landslide Presidential Victory in Ukraine

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KIEV, Ukraine - A comedian whose only political experience consists of playing a president on TV appeared poised to reprise the role in real life when an exit poll showed him winning Ukraine's presidential runoff Sunday in a landslide.
Results from the exit poll after voting stations closed showed Volodymyr Zelenskiy receiving an extraordinary 73.2% - or nearly three out of every four votes cast - to President Petro Poroshenko's 25.3%.
If borne out by election returns, the overwhelming victory by Zelenskiy would stand as a crushing rebuke to Poroshenko's five years in office and a verdict...
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A Ukranian comedian just won the presidential election, according to exit polls. Some are concerned about his lack of experience or firm policy positions

A Ukranian comedian just won the presidential election, according to exit polls. Some are concerned about his lack of experience or firm policy positions

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Volodymyr Zelensky, a comedian with no political experience, has won Ukraine's presidential election, according to national exit polls released Sunday.
Zelensky's campaign caught international attention because he was previously known as the star of "Servant of the People," in which he plays a teacher who is elected president of Ukraine.
Though he captured the anti-establishment vote from citizens frustrated with rampant corruption surrounding incumbent Petro Poroshenko, some are concerned his inexperience and lack of commitment to specific policies could be a weakness with nearby powers...
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Volodymyr Zelenskiy, comedian who played president on TV, elected president of Ukraine: Exit poll

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On the sitcom "Servant of the People," Volodymyr Zelenskiy plays a teacher thrust into the presidency after a video of him blasting corruption goes viral.
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