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Showtime for Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine’s spoof president
kotati | 2019-05-21 08:56:40
The country’s new leader will swap entertainment for high office tomorrow, but serious challenges await the comic actor
Peter Conradi, Kiev
Volodymyr Zelensky stars as Napoleon in a 2012 highlight from his previous career as a comic actorUNIAN
When the comic actor due to be inaugurated tomorrow as Ukraine’s president set out to choose the public face of his new administration, he did so in typically unorthodox style: through a message on social media.
More than 3,000 people applied for the job of Volodymyr Zelensky’s spokesman. “The top 50 candidates have been asked to send in videos of themselves,” said Olga Rudenko, who works in the marketing department of Kvartal 95, Zelensky’s television production company, and is helping to select the winner. “We have to watch them all, pick the best 10 and show them to him.”
Other posts in government may be filled in the same way.
Zelensky, 41, a political novice who won 73% of the vote in last month’s second-round…