"Entirely expected called Ukraine's next president Volodymyr Zelenskyj."
"– There is a new face, a new person, a candidate, the voters are not tired of simply, say FOI expert Jakob Hedenskog to the TT."
"In the first vallokalsundersökningen got Zelenskyj almost 73 percent of the votes in the second round. A crushing victory over the incumbent president, Petro Porosjenko."
"In the first round of the elections on 31 march, Zelenskyj 30 per cent and Porosjenko 16 per cent in a wider field. An edge impossible to obtain in a few weeks, according to Jakob Hedenskog, head of research at the Swedish Defence research agency (FOI), with a focus on Russia and security policy."
"He sees several other reasons, to the obvious end:"
"* Zelenskyj was the second most popular candidate among those who voted for other candidates in the first round of the election."
"* the Logic of the other valomgångarna tend to be that you are often voting against someone, rather than choosing the least bad candidate."
"* Porosjenko won the only two regions in the first round, while Zelenskyj was number one in 21 out of 25."
"TT: What is it that voters see in the Zelenskyj?"
"– the Candidates that have been with us since the 90's stands for the stagnation of ordinary people. With Zelenskyj ties man a hope of a person who can come up with some unconventional solutions."
"– Porosjenko is an oligarch, Zelenskyj is also a wealthy businessman, but is not seen as an oligarch who wants to preserve the system."
"TT: Is it realistic to believe that Zelenskyj can get to grips with the corruption, for example?"
" No, at the same time not. There has been a strong confidence crisis in the Ukraine against the leading political layer. Zelenskyj is not a part of the political establishment, though he has a connection to the oligarch Ihor Kolomojskyj which owns the tv channel where Zelenskyjs show going."
"Zelenskyj is a trained lawyer, but have made a career as a tv comedian. Since 2015, he has done tv-series "
"As a political novice, he formed the 2018 batch also named"
"– Up to the parliamentary elections in October, or when it now becomes, will Zelenskyj to be quite circumscribed. On the president's table is located in the first hand foreign policy but domestic policy reforms and the economy is on the prime minister Volodymyr Hrojsman who is an ally with the Porosjenko."
"– so long must Zelenskyj find themselves in the current majorieteten in parliament, but after the parliamentary elections he can get a much freer hand, " says Jakob Hedenskog."