Golden hour of Ukrainian democracy: Rise of ‘people’s servant’

If Zelensky wants to open a new chapter in Ukrainian history, he should try to completely eradicate the old establishment and put together a team of younger people with no past careers tainted with political scandals

Volodymyr Zelensky is not a fictional president in a comedy show anymore. The night of April 21 showed to the world that the people of Ukraine can say “no” to someone they do not approve of anymore and open a way to the young and promising generation.

President-elect of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, formerly an actor and a comedian, got the support of over 12 million Ukrainians, which means almost 73 % of all ballots [1], and interestingly, more than his fictional TV president Vasily Goloborodko. Incumbent President Poroshenko lost in all regions but Lviv in the west of the country. This situation is understandable considering the visa-free regime with the Schengen zone achieved under the Poroshenko government, from which the cities on the Polish border of the country benefitted most.

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