5 months Comedian leading in Ukraine polls Manilatimes |World
KIEV, Ukraine: Ukrainians are casting ballots in Sunday’s presidential election that follows a campaign marred by vicious political infighting and allegations of bribing of voters. The 42-million nation will choose from among 39 candidates it hopes could guide the country out of troubles including endemic corruption, a seemingly intractable conflict with Russia-backed separatists in the country’s east and a struggling economy. Opinion polls have shown comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy leading the field with President Petro Poroshenko and former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko trailing behind by a broad margin. If none of the candidates gets an absolute majority of the vote, a ... more