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Political Newcomer Volodymyr Zelensky projected to win Ukraine's presidential race
CNN Edition ^ | Apr 21, 2019 | Kara Fox

Posted on 04/21/2019 12:12:04 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege

Political newcomer and television comedian Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday declared victory in Ukraine's presidential elections after exit polls showed he was on track for a landslide win against incumbent and chocolate magnate Petro Poroshenko.

"We did it together. Thanks to everyone! Now there will be no pathetic speeches, I just want to say -- thank you," Zelensky said amongst loud cheers from a crowd of supporters.

Projections put Zelensky at 73.2%, giving him a significant lead over Poroshenko, who has won just 25.3%, according to an exit poll published by Ukinform.

Shortly after the exit poll, Poroshenko conceded defeat.

Zelensky's bid for the presidency was initially dismissed as a protest vote and a joke. The actor found fame in his role in the Ukrainian television series "Servant of the People" as a down-and-out schoolteacher who unexpectedly becomes President of Ukraine after becoming famous for an anti-corruption rant that went viral on social media.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: belarus; biden; candymaker; comedian; petroporoshenko; poroshenko; putinsbuttboys; trumpeffect; ukraine; volodymyrzelensky; zelensky

1 posted on 04/21/2019 12:12:04 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Countdown until someone in the Clintonista Media blames Russia for interfering in the Ukraine Elections?


2 posted on 04/21/2019 12:13:53 PM PDT by tcrlaf (They told me it could never happen in America. And then it did....ew)
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Ukraine is soooooo corrupt, this is a pleasure to watch.


3 posted on 04/21/2019 12:19:45 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Congratulations Volodymyr Zelensky! It’s too bad our government comedians are all propagandists for the ‘rats.


4 posted on 04/21/2019 12:21:18 PM PDT by PGalt
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We know politicians are clowns. At least the Ukrainians are open about it.


5 posted on 04/21/2019 12:22:33 PM PDT by TBP (Progressives lack compassion and tolerance. Their self-aggrandizement is all that matters.)
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So, does he gives speeches or stand up?


6 posted on 04/21/2019 12:26:37 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx D)
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I hope he can stay alive. Politics is rough and tumble in Ukraine.


7 posted on 04/21/2019 12:34:29 PM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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Just wait until the old guard starts treating him like they’ve done with Trump.


8 posted on 04/21/2019 1:42:08 PM PDT by bgill (when you badmouth women, you are badmouthing your mama and the good women on FR)
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Idiots at CNN can’t even translate right: “pathetic speeches” - should be “grand speeches”...


9 posted on 04/21/2019 2:51:27 PM PDT by exinnj
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‘Biden may reconsider’. Uh, oh.


10 posted on 04/21/2019 5:02:09 PM PDT by Libloather (Global warming is AWESOME!)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

The actor found fame in his role in the Ukrainian television series "Servant of the People" as a down-and-out schoolteacher who unexpectedly becomes President of Ukraine after becoming famous for an anti-corruption rant that went viral on social media.

I've heard the expression "Art imitates life" but this is wild.

11 posted on 04/21/2019 7:23:57 PM PDT by Gideon7
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Funny how CNN manages to miss the 900lb elephant in the room: He's Jewish!

Ukraine Elects Jewish President Volodymyr Zelensky

He didn't emphasize it, because there is a LOT of anti-Semitism there, but it is true.

He discussed it with his trademark, self-effacing humor:

Zelensky’s mother Rima is Jewish, a fact that he acknowledges but does not emphasize in media interviews. Speaking with French Jewish philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy earlier this month in the weekly Le Point, Zelensky said, “The fact that I am Jewish barely makes 20 in my long list of faults.”

12 posted on 04/21/2019 7:31:24 PM PDT by montag813
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As a Jew, IMO this is too funny—Ukraine has a Jewish President and a Jewish prime minister!

Turnabout is fair play.


13 posted on 04/23/2019 8:42:11 AM PDT by malach (We live in interesting times.)
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Now we need Jackie Mason to run as VP in Trump’s 2020 presidential bid!


14 posted on 04/23/2019 8:44:34 AM PDT by malach (We live in interesting times.)
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