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Ukrainian TV comic wins presidency in landslide, exit poll shows

By Yulia Surkova and Kateryna Choursina | Bloomberg

Ukraine’s most-watched comedian won a landslide victory in Sunday’s presidential runoff, an exit poll showed, as voters vented their frustration at the ex-Soviet republic’s lack of progress since a revolution five years ago.

Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a 41-year-old TV comic who’s tapped into fury at the political class, got 73 percent of ballots compared with 25 percent for incumbent Petro Poroshenko, according to the survey by three pollsters. His victory owes a lot to his newcomer status and comes despite a campaign that’s been…

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