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RFE/RL: Hope and change, Ukrainian-style, vaults Zelenskiy into presidency

In the end, it was a demand for radical change and broad disappointment with the incumbent that vaulted a comedian who played Ukraine’s president on television into the real thing. Volodymyr Zelenskiy rode these sentiments, political analysts and sociologists say, to what was shaping up to be an unprecedented landslide victory over President Petro Poroshenko […] The post RFE/RL: Hope and change, Ukrainian-style, vaults Zelenskiy into presidency appeared first on KyivPost.

22nd, April 2019, 11:17pm

Irish Times: Comedian Zelenskiy defeats Poroshenko to claim Ukrainian presidency

Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy has promised not to let Ukrainians down and held up his country as a democratic example to all post-Soviet states, after claiming a crushing presidential election victory over incumbent Petro Poroshenko. Read more here. The post Irish Times: Comedian Zelenskiy defeats Poroshenko to claim Ukrainian presidency appeared first on KyivPost.

22nd, April 2019, 11:10pm

The Moscow Times: Ukraine’s election result pleases both Russia’s opposition and Kremlin

Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a comedian and actor with no political experience, swept to victory on April 21 in the second round of Ukraine’s presidential election, in a race that has fascinated the country’s looming neighbor to the north. Read more here. The post The Moscow Times: Ukraine’s election result pleases both Russia’s opposition and Kremlin appeared first on KyivPost.

22nd, April 2019, 11:05pm

Yanukovych congratulates Zelenskiy with election victory

Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has congratulated Volodymyr Zelenskiy on his victory in the presidential election of Ukraine. “I sincerely congratulate you on your election as president of Ukraine. Ukrainians entrusted you with this post at the hardest time of our country’s history,” spokesman for Yanukovych’s son, Oleksandr Yanukovych, Yuriy Kirasir wrote on Facebook. He […] The post Yanukovych congratulates Zelenskiy with election victory appeared first on KyivPost.

22nd, April 2019, 10:57pm

Zelenskiy ready to consult with Poroshenko

Winner of the exit polls in the second round of the presidential elections in Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, promises to turn to incumbent President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko for advice when he feels the need, and does not exclude the possibility that the latter can get some post. “I said that Mr. Poroshenko offered me his […] The post Zelenskiy ready to consult with Poroshenko appeared first on KyivPost.

22nd, April 2019, 10:49pm

UNIAN: Man hijacks police car, hits officer at Maidan in Kyiv

The Kyiv Patrol Police Department press service says a police officer was attacked overnight Monday in the heart of Kyiv, Maidan Nezalezhnosti Square. Read more here. The post UNIAN: Man hijacks police car, hits officer at Maidan in Kyiv appeared first on KyivPost.

22nd, April 2019, 10:45pm

Poroshenko receives 53.7 percent from Ukrainian voters abroad, Zelenskiy – 44.83 percent

Results from the foreign constituency in Ukraine’s run-off second round of the presidential election show incumbent President Petro Poroshenko receiving the support of 53.7 percent of voters, while 44.83 percent voter for showman Volodymyr Zelensky, according to results from the Central Election Commission with 97.02 percent of electronic protocols processed. Some 101 polling stations have […] The post Poroshenko receives 53.7 percent from Ukrainian voters abroad, Zelenskiy – 44.83 percent appeared first on KyivPost.

22nd, April 2019, 10:34pm

Zelenskiy team hopes Rada to support his initiatives, sees no reasons for its dissolution

Ukrainian parliamentarians will support the initiatives of the new president of Ukraine on the basis of common sense, or the desire to remain in politics, the team of confidently winning candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy in the second round of the presidential elections has said. “We believe that the sensible part of the parliament, which is still […] The post Zelenskiy team hopes Rada to support his initiatives, sees no reasons for its dissolution appeared first on KyivPost.

22nd, April 2019, 10:12pm

Reuters: Ukraine enters uncharted new era after comedian wins presidency

Ukraine entered uncharted political waters on April 22 after near final results showed a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies had dramatically up-ended the status quo and won the country’s presidential election by a landslide. Read more here. The post Reuters: Ukraine enters uncharted new era after comedian wins presidency appeared first on KyivPost.

22nd, April 2019, 10:04pm

UNIAN: Final voter turnout in Ukraine at 62 percent

The final voter turnout in the second round of the presidential elections in Ukraine stood at 62.09 percent, according to data released on the website of the Central Election Commission. Read more here.  The post UNIAN: Final voter turnout in Ukraine at 62 percent appeared first on KyivPost.

22nd, April 2019, 09:57pm
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