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Landslide election victory thrusts Ukrainian comedian into limelight

Updated : April 22, 2019 08:53 AM IST

Zelenskiy's sudden rise comes at a time voters around the world have upended the status quo, propelling anti-establishment forces such as US President Donald Trump and Italy's 5-Star Movement, which was also once led by a comedian, to power.
Critics question Zelenskiy's political inexperience and he remains something of an unknown quantity for investors who want reassurances that he will accelerate reforms and keep Ukraine in an International Monetary Fund programme.
Zelenskiy told Reuters he would not allow Ukraine to default on its debt commitments to the IMF, which has propped up the economy with billions of dollars in the loan.
Landslide election victory thrusts Ukrainian comedian into limelight

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