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.