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Jun 24, 2019

Ukraine Elects New President

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Volodymyr Zelenzky, who once played the role of president on television, will now take the office in real life.

In a surprising development that captured headlines this past spring, Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko lost his reelection bid to Volodymyr Zelensky, a well-known Ukrainian television comedian with no prior political experience. Mr. Zelensky took 73 percent of the vote, while Mr. Poroshenko took 24 percent.

Mr. Zelensky is best known in Ukraine for starring in a satirical television series called Servant of the People, in which his character accidentally becomes the president of Ukraine. Media analysts say the vote reflected the weariness of Ukrainians with both the war in the eastern part of the country, and with Mr. Poroshenko’s failure to root out corruption. As always, our prayer is for peace to come to eastern Ukraine, and that the open doors for the Gospel would continue for evangelical churches regardless of changes in government.

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