As many challenges await as for fictional Ukrainian president he played, but with no certainty of happy endings
After a campaign of stunts, japes and viral videos, things now get serious for Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
The 41-year-old actor and comedian won an overwhelming victory in Ukraine’s presidential election on Sunday. By Monday lunchtime, with almost all the ballots counted, he had garnered 73.2% of the vote, compared with 24.5% for the incumbent Petro Poroshenko. Zelenskiy will take over after his inauguration in early June.
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