Ukraine puts a TV comedian in pole position to be president

On April 1st, appropriately enough, a comedian who plays the president in a popular TV show, “Servant of the People”, emerged as the likeliest next leader of Ukraine, coming well ahead of the incumbent, Petro Poroshenko, and a former prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, in the first round of the presidential election.

Ukraine puts a TV comedian in pole position to be president – Comic turn