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Meet the Comic Who Could Become Ukraine's President After Playing Him on TV

Meet the Comic Who Could Become Ukraine's President After Playing Him on TV

Ukrainian comedian and actor Volodymyr Zelenskiy played a teacher in the popular TV comedy series Servant of the People, who is unexpectedly elected president after an anti-corruption rant of his goes viral.

Now life is imitating art: Zelenskiy, who is also head of Kiev-based theater and film comedy studio Kvartal 95, is actually running for president for real — and he is leading the polls.

According to a poll conducted by the Kiev-based organization Peredovye pravovye initsiativy, among 164,590 Ukrainians on March 16-17, about 34 percent of respondents are going to cast their votes for Zelenskiy, followed by incumbent president Petro ...

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