Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky Looks Set To Become Next Ukrainian President, Exit Polls Suggest

Ukranian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky looks set to become the country's new president, according to exit polls.

The polls appear to show that Zelensky has more than 70 percent support, the BBC reports.

The poll was carried out by the Kiev International Institute of Sociology and the Razumkov Centre and gathered responses from 13,000 people at 300 polling stations. The pollsters say there is a margin of error of three percent, Sky reports, so it looks as though Zelensky is still pretty safe.

Polls suggest Volodymyr Zelensky has won by a landslide. Credit: PA
Polls suggest Volodymyr Zelensky has won by a landslide. Credit: PA

If they turn out to be spot-on, then Zelensky will serve a five-year-term, taking over from current president Petro Poroshenko, who reportedly picked up just 25 percent of the votes.

After casting his vote, 41-year-old Zelensky said: "Today it will be the victory of Ukrainians, the victory of Ukraine, and - I hope - the victory of a fair choice."

In a weird twist, the comedian is best known in the country for his role in a TV show about a history teacher who speaks out against corruption and ends up becoming presidents.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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