Vladimir Zelensky Photo: Anna Salynsky / TASS
Leading Ukrainian Comedy show “Evening quarter” Vladimir Zelensky took second place in the list of candidates for the post of President of Ukraine. It follows from the joint sociological survey conducted by the center “Social monitoring” Ukrainian Institute for social research, Kiev international Institute of sociology and the sociological group “Rating”.
“If the presidential election were held next week, the best chance to reach the second round would be Yulia Tymoshenko, Vladimir Zelensky, Anatoliy Hrytsenko, Petro Poroshenko and Yuriy Boyko”, — stated in the study.
Among those who decided on their candidate and will go to the polls, Tymoshenko is ready to vote for 18.9 per cent of respondents, and for Zelensky — 10.7 per cent. For ex-defense Minister Hrytsenko and current President Poroshenko ready to vote for 9.9 percent of Ukrainians, and the head of the “Opposition bloc” Yury Boiko support 9.8 percent of respondents.
Vladimir Zelensky heads comic Studio “Quarter-95”, which since 2003 produces Comedy shows in the genre of political satire “Evening quarter”. In addition to the career comedian, Zelensky known as an actor. In the political series “servant of the people” he plays a school history teacher, who suddenly starts a political career and goes to the President of Ukraine.
The rating also featured the leader of the musical group “Okean Elzy” Svyatoslav Vakarchuk. This week he said he would not stand as a candidate in the presidential elections, but, despite this, would vote for him 7 percent of Ukrainians.
The next presidential elections in Ukraine will be held in March 2019.
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