Commentaries And Analysis On The Election Win Of Volodymyr Zelenskiy For Ukraine President

Shaun Walker, The Guardian: Volodymyr Zelenskiy: things get serious for Ukraine's Servant of the People

As many challenges await as for leader he played on TV but with no certainty of a happy ending

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.

Once in office, he will face just as many challenges as the fictional Ukrainian president he played in the television comedy Servant of the People, and this time without a team of scriptwriters to make sure he comes out on top in the end.

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Commentaries And Analysis On The Election Win Of Volodymyr Zelenskiy For Ukraine President

How Zelenskiy Beat Ukraine's Establishment -- Leonid Bershidsky, Moscow Times
Will Ukrainian comedian be any match for Vladimir Putin? -- Yuras Karmanau and Vladimir Isachenkov, AP
Ukraine's comedian president will face serious challenges -- Michael Bociurkiw, CNN
Ukraine’s new leader must set clear priorities -- The Washington Post
Zelensky will struggle to find the funny in Ukraine’s geographical and political realities -- Independent Editorial
Ukraine votes for fresh start with comedian -- Bernd Johann, DW
Ukraine's new President Volodymyr Zelenskiy played the role on TV before taking the top job -- ABC News Online
Can Zelensky Make Ukraine Great Again? -- Nikolas K. Gvosdev, The National Interest
Landslide election victory thrusts Ukrainian comedian into limelight -- Matthias Williams, Reuters
What's next for Ukraine under comic-turned-president? -- Tamila Varshalomidze, Al Jazeera
New Ukrainian leader’s campaign took page from sitcom script -- AP
Who's Laughing Now: Zelensky or Putin? -- Foreign Policy
Ukraine: Zelenskiy outshined Poroshenko on way to victory -- DW
Five things to know about Ukraine's presidential vote winner -- Tamila Varshalomidze, Al Jazeera
Reality Show: Zelenskiy's Big Day In Six Surreal Moments -- Christopher Miller, RFE

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