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Comedian sets course for presidency

NO JOKE:With 93% of votes counted, Volodymr Zelensky claimed 30% of Sunday’s first-round vote and looks set to face Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on April 21


However, five years on, the ongoing conflict has claimed 13,000 lives and many feel Poroshenko has failed to live up to the promise of the revolution.

Despite concerns about Zelensky’s vague platform, supporters insist only a total outsider can clean up Ukraine’s murky politics.

“A real democracy is when the result of the vote is a surprise. Congratulations — Ukraine is not Russia, Ukraine is Europe,” Kiev businessman and lecturer Valery Pekar wrote on Facebook.

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