A victory of Zelensky would be a surprising change in power in the country, during the past two decades, two revolutions experienced. After the Maidan revolution in 2014 was Poroshenko president. This was followed by the annexation of the Crimea and the outbreak of the rebellion in the east of the country, with almost 13,000 deaths. Moscow accused the rebels in Eastern Ukraine with military support. The peace agreements of Minsk, from 2015, be still not applied.Read also President apologizes for mistakes: “Ukraine threatens to bankrupt to go” hand puppet
The 41-year-old comedian is the big favorite for the elections. In a recent survey of the institute of Rating, achieves Zelensky even 73 percent of the stemintenties for the second round, against 27 percent for Poroshenko. the
Its popularity stems from the dissatisfaction of the Ukrainians against the elite, that they are as corrupt and inefficient to consider. His supporters see in him a breath of fresh air in Ukrainian politics. His opponents denounced, however, that he is a unclear program and politically inexperienced, it is dangerous for a country in war. The actor is accused of being a glove puppet of the oligarch Igor Kolomojski, enemy of Poroshenko. Zelensky denies that.
The political newcomer surrounded himself with advisors and the insured the pro-Western course of the country set to continue, and at the same time, negotiations with Russia. He avoided electoral meetings, and limited the contacts with the voters to stand-upopvoeringen. He spoke out in videos on social media, instead of on the television or in the media.