This Comedian Won Presidential Elections In Ukraine
COMEDIAN BECOMES PRESIDENT – Ukraine ended up with a comedian as a president after a landslide win during the presidential elections.
Ukraine’s 2019 presidential election probably has the most bizarre outcome in their history. Starting campaign as a joke, this comedian was declared president of Ukraine at the end of the polls.
Volodymyr Zelensky is a Ukrainian comedian who played president in the TV Show “Servant of the People”. His television role as a president was the closest he’s ever got to politics.
This is according to an article from GMA News. Based on the article,
Volodymyr Zelensky has no other political experience other than the previous role. However, it turns out that the Ukrainian people loved him so much that 73 percent of them (according to partial results) voted for him to become president.
His opponent, Petro Poroshenko, only got 24 percent of the votes. This is just after counting 42 percent of the ballots. Losing to 41-year-old Volodymyr Zelensky.
He will now run a country with 45 million people. Despite of him not having enough political experience, he expressed his willingness to serve at his best with his statement:
“I will never let you down.”
He said this to his supporters at his campaign headquarters.
He also let out these remarks appearing to be aimed at Russia:
“I can tell all post-Soviet countries: ‘Look at us! Everything is possible!'”
Meanwhile, Zelensky received countless congratulatory messages from Europe and others. French President Emmanuel Macron and Poland’s Andrzej Duda also congratulated the newly elected Ukrainian president through phone.
Porshenko even saw that the election results were clear enough for him and he called Zelensky to congratulate.
Porshenko with his supporters at his campaign headquarters delivered a speech where he stated:
“I will leave office but I want to firmly stress — I will not quit politics.”
That is all there is to it, at least for now. We’ll post updates as soon as we got them.