Saturday, March 30, 2019

Ukraine’s Voters Go To The Polls This Sunday To Choose The Next Leader Of The Country

The Guardian: Ukraine's candidates push limits of 'quiet day' before polls open

Country bans campaigning on day before an election, but candidates find ways around rule

Presidential candidates in Ukraine are banned from campaigning the day before Sunday’s highly contested vote. But Ukraine’s “quiet day” has not been all that quiet.

Turn on television channel 1+1 and you’re likely to see the poll leader Volodymyr Zelenskiy starring in his own comedy show, Kvartal 95. Later on Saturday evening, 1+1 will broadcast a biopic about Ronald Reagan, another actor-turned-politician, with his voice dubbed by Zelenskiy.

On Instagram, posts by President Petro Poroshenko show him praying for “Ukrainian unity” alongside senior members of the church and army veterans. An article on his government website explained that the group also prayed “for the wisdom of the people who tomorrow will decide the future of Ukraine”.

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More News On Ukraine's Election

Comedian leads presidential polling in Ukraine -- AP
Campaigning Ends In Ukraine Ahead Of Presidential Vote -- RFE
Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy played a president on TV, now favorite in Ukraine's real-life presidential election -- ABC News
Ukraine Presidential Election 2019: Polls, Candidates and Issues As Zelenskiy, Tymoshenko and Poroshenko Face Off -- Newsweek
Ukraine gears up to hold tight presidential election -- Al Jazeera
In Ukraine's election, a comedian might be voters' best choice -- Michael Bociurkiw, CNN
Ukraine Goes to the Polls on Sunday. Can Its Next President End the Frozen War With Russia? -- Madeline Roache, Time
Ukraine at the crossroads -- Bohdan Nahaylo, Asia Times
Timeline: Events in Ukraine's political history since 1991 -- Reuters

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