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Volodymyr Zelensky is a Ukrainian comedian who played a president in a hit TV series. Now, he’s been officially sworn in as the country’s real president.  https://lat.ms/2HDYwaH 

Zelensky’s party is called Servant of the People, the name of the TV show he starred in.  https://lat.ms/2HDYwaH 

Zelensky is a political outsider, and his comedy troupe frequently used its traveling road show to poke fun at Ukraine’s politicians and systemic corruption.  https://lat.ms/2HDYwaH 

Zelensky won the presidency with 73% of the vote, beating out incumbent President Petro Poroshenko, a chocolate tycoon who came into power in 2014.  https://lat.ms/2HDYwaH 

After a formal swearing-in ceremony, Zelensky promptly dismissed parliament, a strategic move that enables a snap election. No date has been set for the snap election.  https://lat.ms/2HDYwaH 


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