Politics

Ukraine Elects Comedian as President

Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has scored a landslide victory in the country’s presidential election.

With nearly all ballots counted in the run-off vote, Mr Zelensky had taken more than 73% with incumbent Petro Poroshenko trailing far behind on 24%.

“I will never let you down,” Mr Zelensky told celebrating supporters.

Mr Poroshenko, who admitted defeat after the first exit polls were published, has said he will not be leaving politics.

Political newcomer Mr Zelensky, 41, is best known for starring in a satirical television series Servant of the People in which his character accidentally becomes Ukrainian president.

He told reporters he would “reboot” peace talks with Russian-backed separatists fighting Ukrainian forces and volunteers in the east.

“I think that we will have personnel changes. In any case we will continue in the direction of the Minsk [peace] talks and head towards concluding a ceasefire,” he said.

(Credit: BBC)

20 Comments

  1. Rinks arafat

    Nice one

  2. Ba Kanyama Ndine

    Ahhh Gift Lwelele (Chintelelwe) should also Stand as a presidential candidate for 2021 General elections he can probably win..lol

  3. Rinks arafat

    God is greater.look wat has happened to Ukraine, a comedian being a president.

  4. John Chinena

    He is just human as any other person. He went to school and just choose to be comedian. Nothing is special here. Where comedian, teacher , lawyer, accountant, businessman, farmer , footballer or musician. They are all human beings able to lead a nation.

  5. FGM

    Zambia has a lot to learn from that. Leadership is about carrying the right vision . And not self enrichment.

  6. Coca fanta

    That’s great and us we will stand us Presidents in 2009

  7. INDETU

    Yes, we saw the result. Sooner other than later people will realize what this result means to their country.
    A national leader must necessarily be God fearing, for all true power must come from and serve the purposes of God. A national leader must be sincere. He must tell the people who is really is and what he intends to achieve when in power.
    A true national leader must be strong willed and accept advice/ take criticism.
    A comedian by definition is none of these for he is only an actor i.e. one who pretends to be somebody else.
    Remember this: Deceit that does not deceive is not deceit!
    They got what they wanted,let him negotiate with Putin, Trump, the Rabels, the Seperatists etc.
    There’s no acting there. It’s real.
    On one to one basis he has no chance of success. Ask Les Walensa of Poland. Poland has never been the same again. Mob immotionalism!
    Watch this space.

  8. zachs

    I think Zambia now has to learn that politics it’s not about tribal nd which area or part of the country a person comes from ,it’s all about vision nd a heart for the nation not self interest nd making only ur family rich

  9. wina azalira

    DIFIKOTI THE DOOR IS OPEN NOW.

  10. CM

    Congested Mr Ukrain president, even us in zambia we can go for Masala in 2021 general elections

  11. Hev rena

    No let’s try Mulyokela also.

  12. ba bob

    Mwene mushi can be a President

  13. Family man

    Let’s hope he doesn’t say that it was part of comedy

  14. Mpombo

    Petro Poroshenko was watching a bad comedy.Let ba Robby batikamike icinso na foundation and scratch inkanda like talk time 2021

  15. kasaka

    I kasaka for president, 2021

  16. Razor

    Even us we had the late MCS as president.

  17. PHILOSOPHER

    Sorry, I see no special case here.

  18. odinga

    Diffikoti.no one else in better than you and haanene

  19. Idiocy Detector

    Esheniko Bob Nkoshya, nangu mukabushe Maximo. Kikikikikiki

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