A TV actor who played Ukraine's president could now become the actual president

CNBC - 02-12


A Ukrainian comedy actor who played the country's president in a hit TV show is being taken seriously as a contender in Ukraine's presidential election in March. Actor, screenwriter, comedian and director Volodymyr Zelensky is an anti-establishment candidate who has been riding high in opinion polls ahead of the vote on March 31 and is a possible winner, experts say.