Volodymyr Zelensky: Ukraine's President-Elect who acted the role on TV before he was eventually elected

By Blog Editor
People usually dream about what they want to be in life and they work towards achieving it.
Barrack Obama, George W Bush and some other notable world leaders have dreamt and aspired tenaciously to eventually become what they have achieved in their lives.
But in Ukraine, it seems, people don't only dream about the political role they want to play, they even go a step further to act the role in film's and TV shows. That has been the story of Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelensky, the President-Elect of Ukraine.
As a comic actor Mr. Zelensky became more popular when he featured as a president in a 2015 Ukrainian TV series titled 'Servant of the People' - TV series that would later become the name of his political party.
People thought it was just a comic series but some power brokers saw a president that they probably so much needed in Mr Zelensky.
Four years later, the comic actor formed a political party, Servant of the People, and ran for the number one office in the land. At least he was not going into the race as a green. He has ample experience acting the role on TV.
Meet The President-Elect:
Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelensky[a] (born 25 January 1978)  was a comedian, screenwriter, actor and director.
He won the 2019 Ukrainian presidential election with over 70% of the vote, defeating incumbent Petro Poroshenko.
Six months before he announced his candidacy on 31 December 2018, he was already one of the frontrunners in opinion polls for the election.
Mr Zelensky played the role of President of Ukraine in the hugely popular 2015 television series Servant of the People.
The political party Servant of the People was created in March 2018 by people from the TV production company Kvartal 95 who also created the TV series of the same name.


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