Comedian in Ukraine wins election

Volodymyr Zelensky, who played a president on television, was elected in real life, defeating incumbent President Petro Poroshenko.
2:00 | 04/22/19

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All right guys were moving over to Ukraine. Their new president Vladimir as a Lansky is a comedienne. With no political experience and get this he plays the president on television are he did before he won. And he just won in a landslide to the incumbent president so Patrick regal when then key of when the results came in. Pat trick can you tell us about. A little bit about who this guy is. More about him. Yet and it's his name is below him as a Lansky and ease of 41 euros. Comedian accident and he he plays the president on television has its which he plays a man you unexpectedly becomes president. And now obviously he's gonna be doing so in real life because last night he won. A landslide extreme time. In Ukraine's presidential election when 73% of against Ukraine's incumbent president had traversing it re just sweeping him away. As saying you know Ukraine now hinds Newsradio and into it and and you hear eyewitness that this. With a comedian business as their president. 66 what was his re acts in his immediate reaction when heat when he want you weren't there last night what he what he's saying. Well let's say you know he's a professional entertainer men as they need to get in his stride and he renewed the news very like these win means he won a first round election. Three weeks ago you very heavily then as well and pulls a descendant so far ahead and it was really nice and there was no chance. That's of arsenic are catching on who wins Yankee basically festina plays. The scene scene of bishop. When she plays the present in clay that's into the room and then he as the as days in the county many counted down to five it leading everyone along and today. He he just sort of smiled rating. And until just a game is tonight. Very unbelievable I'm sure that was a fun moment and I think he'd be pretty cool to have. A comedian as president so Patrick thank you so lights.

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