Comedian who Stars as Ukrainian President on TV wins Presidential Election

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First of all, this is not a joke!

Volodymyr Zelensky, 41, a comedian and political newcomer has just been elected president of Ukraine, winning the election by a landslide.

According to BBC, he got 73% of the votes with incumbent Petro Poroshenko trailing far behind on 24%.

Zelensky is best known for starring in a satirical television series Servant of the People where his character accidentally becomes Ukrainian president.

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