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Ukrainian screenwriter, actor and director

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Volodymyr Zelensky: Ukrainian screenwriter, actor and director
Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelensky is a Ukrainian politician, comedian, screenwriter, actor and director of Ukrainian film studio Kvartal 95. Zelensky is one of the leading candidates in the 2019 Ukrainian presidential election. Six months before he announced his candidacy on 31 December 2018, he was already one of the frontrunners in opinion polls for the election. Zelensky played the role of President of Ukraine in the hugely popular 2015 television series Servant of the People. The political party Servant of the People was created in March 2018 by people from the TV production company Kvartal 95 who also created the TV series of the same name.

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Ukraine election: Comedian Zelensky 'wins presidency'

ukraine election: comedian zelensky 'wins presidency'
Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has won a run-off election to become the country's next...
WorldNews - Published

Comedian Zelenskiy wins Ukrainian presidential race by landslide: exit poll

Ukraine entered uncharted political waters on Sunday after an exit poll showed a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies had easily won enough votes to become the next president..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •France 24

Videos for Volodymyr Zelensky

Comedian Zelenskiy Wins Second Round Of Ukraine's Presidential Election [Video]Comedian Zelenskiy Wins Second Round Of Ukraine's Presidential Election

Comedian Zelenskiy Wins Second Round Of Ukraine's Presidential Election

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Comedian Wins Ukraine's Presidential Elextion [Video]Comedian Wins Ukraine's Presidential Elextion

The apparent landslide victory of Volodymyr Zelenskiy, 41, is a bitter blow for incumbent Petro Poroshenko who tried to rally Ukrainians around the flag by casting himself as a bulwark against Russian..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Ukraine Heads to the Polls With Comedian On Track For Triumph [Video]Ukraine Heads to the Polls With Comedian On Track For Triumph

According to CNN, television comedian and political newbie Volodymyr Zelensky was on track to cause a political upset, with recent polls suggesting an overwhelming lead over incumbent Petro Poroshenko...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Hungry For Change, Ukrainians Tipped to Elect Comedian As President [Video]Hungry For Change, Ukrainians Tipped to Elect Comedian As President

According to Reuters, Ukrainians voted on Sunday in an election expected to thrust a comedian with no prior political experience into the presidency of a nation at war and hungry for change. Surveys..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Comedian favorite to win Ukranian election as voters head to polls [Video]Comedian favorite to win Ukranian election as voters head to polls

Ukrainians began voting on Sunday in an election expected to thrust a comedian with no prior political experience into the presidency of a country at war and hungry for change. Edward Baran reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

Ukraine's Probable New Leader Could Reconcile With Moscow And Get Territory Back [Video]Ukraine's Probable New Leader Could Reconcile With Moscow And Get Territory Back

According to Reuters, Ukraine’s new president could regain control over the separatist-controlled east of his country within months and major investments from Russia if he repairs ties with Moscow...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Ukraine set to elect comedian as next president [Video]Ukraine set to elect comedian as next president

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:05Published

Ukraine poised to step into the unknown with election runoff [Video]Ukraine poised to step into the unknown with election runoff

Comedian and TV star Volodymyr Zelenskiy looks set to win by a landslide - but what does he stand for, and how could Ukraine change if he wins the presidency?

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:22Published

Russian artist sends political message with candy [Video]Russian artist sends political message with candy

Yulia Gavrilova expresses her political preference for Ukraine's presidential elections with a portrait of candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy, made from candy.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:50Published

Ukraine leader reboots campaign ahead of presidential run-off [Video]Ukraine leader reboots campaign ahead of presidential run-off

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko seeks to reboot his campaign in response to strong competition from his challenger, the comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Edward Baran reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:02Published

Ukraine comedian's campaign strategy is no joke [Video]Ukraine comedian's campaign strategy is no joke

Ukraine's presidential candidates took drug tests on Friday in a gripping tit-for-tat rivalry between incumbent Petro Poroshenko and popular TV comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:02Published

Ukraine's Poroshenko and Zelenskiy undergo televised drug tests [Video]Ukraine's Poroshenko and Zelenskiy undergo televised drug tests

The two remaining candidates in Ukraine's presidential race underwent televised drug and alcohol tests on Friday, capping a week in which they traded jibes in tit-for-tat social media videos and goaded..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:47Published

Ukrainian Comedian Wins First Round In Ukraine Elections [Video]Ukrainian Comedian Wins First Round In Ukraine Elections

Business INsider reports Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who plays a fictional president on Ukrainian TV, is edging closer to becoming a real one after beating out incumbent president Petro Poroshenko in the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

A comedian gets one step closer to becoming Ukrainian president [Video]A comedian gets one step closer to becoming Ukrainian president

A comedian with a popular anti-corruption message but no political experience has taken the lead in the first round of Ukraine's presidential election. Saskia O'Donoghue reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

Comedian Winning Ukraine Election [Video]Comedian Winning Ukraine Election

With just over 60% of the result of Sunday's vote tallied, Zelensky, a television comedian and political newcomer who is widely seen as a protest candidate that appeals to younger voters, has 30.4% of..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:50Published

Zelensky to face Poroshenko in Ukraine runoff: exit polls [Video]Zelensky to face Poroshenko in Ukraine runoff: exit polls

Surveys released after polls close in presidential vote show Volodymyr Zelensky winning first round with 30.6 percent.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:31Published

Exit poll: Comedian Zelenskiy takes lead in Ukraine presidential election [Video]Exit poll: Comedian Zelenskiy takes lead in Ukraine presidential election

Exit poll: Comedian Zelenskiy takes lead in Ukraine election

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published

Comedian takes early lead in Ukraine election [Video]Comedian takes early lead in Ukraine election

A comedian with a popular anti-corruption message but no political experience took the lead in the first round of Ukraine's presidential election on Sunday, early exit polls showed. Gavino Garay..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

Comedian Could Become Ukraine's President [Video]Comedian Could Become Ukraine's President

KIEV (Reuters) - A comedian with a popular anti-corruption message but no political experience took the lead in the first round of Ukraine’s presidential election on Sunday, early exit polls showed...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Comedian in front as polls open in Ukraine [Video]Comedian in front as polls open in Ukraine

The top three contenders in Ukraine's presidential elections cast their vote in a first round which a comedian - who happens to play a fictional president in a popular TV series - is tipped to win...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:22Published

Ukraine election: Comedian more popular than President Poroshenko [Video]Ukraine election: Comedian more popular than President Poroshenko

Volodymyr Zelensky, a charismatic comedian who has never held political office, is ahead in the opinion polls.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:45Published

Is This Some Kind Of Joke? Comedian Leads Ukrainian Presidential Polls [Video]Is This Some Kind Of Joke? Comedian Leads Ukrainian Presidential Polls

Volodymyr Zelenskiy isn't the president of Ukraine. He just plays one on TV. But now, Business Insider reports he's leading the actual presidential polls one day ahead of the country's election...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Comedian set to win round one of Ukraine election [Video]Comedian set to win round one of Ukraine election

Ukrainians exhausted by five years of war and decades of official corruption look set to send a comedian with no political experience into a second round runoff against the incumbent when they vote in..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:07Published

 

Incumbent Poroshenko concedes defeat in Ukrainian presidential vote

Incumbent Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Sunday conceded he had been soundly defeated in a run-off vote by comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy and would be leaving office next month, but said he did..
Reuters - Published

Comedian 'wins Ukrainian presidency'

Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky elected president with more than 70% support, exit polls suggest
BBC News - Published

Ukraine elections: comedian leads polls as final round of voting begins

ukraine elections: comedian leads polls as final round of voting begins
Ukraine election set to deliver damning verdict on traditional politics Read more Voting is under way in the final round of Ukraine’s presidential election, where pre-vote polling suggests the most..
WorldNews - Published

Comedian takes on incumbent in Ukraine presidential runoff vote

The two finalists in the weekend’s Ukrainian presidential election, President Petro Poroshenko and comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, are set to debate Friday evening in Kiev’s Olympic Stadium, capping..
France 24 - Published

Ukraine election: Voters to choose between comedian and president

ukraine election: voters to choose between comedian and president
Television comedian Volodymyr Zelensky is favourite at the polls against incumbent Petro Poroshenko.
BBC News - Published

Ukraine election: Can a comedian unite a divided country?

ukraine election: can a comedian unite a divided country?
Many Ukrainians are tired of corruption and yearning for a fresh face. That's why they're pinning their hopes on comedian and political neophyte Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Incumbent Petro Poroshenko looks..
WorldNews - Published

Ukraine Quiet Ahead of Presidential Election

ukraine quiet ahead of presidential election
A comedian who plays the role of Ukraine's president on television is set to take on the job for real, pushing out the man who currently holds the office, according to public opinion surveys ahead of..
WorldNews - Published

Volatile is the new normal for unpredictable European elections

volatile is the new normal for unpredictable european elections
The likelihood that Ukraine will elect a comedian as president this weekend is no laughing matter for serious students of European politics fretting over the outcome of next month’s EU parliamentary..
WorldNews - Published

Comedian, incumbent set for ‘unorthodox’ Ukrainian presidential debate in football stadium

The two finalists in the weekend’s Ukrainian presidential election, President Petro Poroshenko and comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, are set to debate Friday evening in Kiev’s Olympic Stadium, capping..
France 24 - Published

Zelensky, Trump and a new kind of populism

Three days to the elections: we publish the reportage we shot in Kiev, "inside" the Zelensky electoral campaign: the refusal of the comparison with Grillo, the distinctions on Trump and the Web as..
WorldNews - Published

Ukraine awaits comic v oligarch presidential election debate

ukraine awaits comic v oligarch presidential election debate
A clash between comedian Volodymyr Zelensky and the outgoing president is eagerly awaited.
BBC News - Published

How Zelensky is becoming president (using just the Web) - Video

Three days to the elections, we publish the reportage we shot in Kiev, "inside" the Zelensky electoral campaign: the refusal of the comparison with Grillo, the distinctions on Trump and the Web as..
WorldNews - Published

Ukraine elections: actor and comedian poised to win crushing victory

ukraine elections: actor and comedian poised to win crushing victory
Latest polling in Ukraine suggests that the actor and comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who has eschewed traditional political campaigning and given little insight into his policy positions, is set to win..
WorldNews - Published

Comedian Zelenskiy keeps Ukraine presidential poll lead

Comic actor Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a political novice who plays a fictional president in a popular TV series, has kept his lead in Ukraine's presidential election race, according to an opinion poll..
Reuters - Published

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

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..
Reuters - Published

Mutual friends and borrowed cars: how Ukraine's would-be leader is linked to tycoon

mutual friends and borrowed cars: how ukraine's would-be leader is linked to tycoon
By Polina Ivanova KIEV, April 16 (Reuters) - Volodymyr Zelenskiy, front runner to be the next Ukrainian president, has connections to one of the country's wealthiest tycoons that are undermining his..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Comedian Zelenskiy would win second round of Ukraine vote, poll shows

The presidential candidate and comic actor Volodymyr Zelenskiy is likely to win Ukraine's presidential election, according to an opinion poll published on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Ukrainian President Arrives for Debate In Kyiv, Challenger Doesn't

ukrainian president arrives for debate in kyiv, challenger doesn't
With reporting by Christopher Miller in Kyiv, RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service, AP, AFP, and Reuters. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko arrived at Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kyiv for a presidential election..
WorldNews - Published

Ukraine election: Poroshenko debates empty podium as Zelensky stays away

ukraine election: poroshenko debates empty podium as zelensky stays away
Petro Poroshenko's rival, Volodymyr Zelensky, fails to turn up for their election debate.
BBC News - Published

Factbox: Policies of Ukraine's presidential frontrunner Zelenskiy

Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a 41-year-old comedian with no prior political experience, is the frontrunner to become Ukraine's next president.
Reuters - Published

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