Ukraine came into the news on April 22, 2019 after comedian Volodymyr Zelensky was elected President on promises of change but with just a vague blueprint of what he might do as a leader.
Mr. Zelensky, whose previous experience in the world of politics was playing the President on TV, defeated incumbent Petro Poroshenko in a stinging rebuke to the establishment fuelled by anger over war and social injustice.
Ukrainians looked to the future with Volodymyr hope and anxiety after Zelensky polled Zelensky around 73% of the vote on April 21, 2019.
Mr. Zelensky-who at 41 is to be Ukraine’s youngestever President-has a vague progamme and it remained unclear who would fill top positions.
He shunned traditional campaign rallies, instead of performing comedy gigs, and implied he would use the same unorthodox style to run the country of 45 million that depends on international aid.
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