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Ukraine has nothing left to lose

By Gwynne Dyer       

Journalists are now working their way through all the box sets of Servant of the People, trying to glean some clues about what the new president has in mind.

Volodymyr Zelensky, centre, played an accidental president in Servant of the People, a hit show in Ukraine. Screenshot via YouTube

Ukraine has a new president, and he’s a comedian! Oh, wait a minute, that’s not such a big deal. Guatemala was the first country to elect a comedian as president: Jimmy Morales, back in 2015. Although Morales turned sort of serious once he took office: he’s a right-wing nationalist who supports the death penalty and opposes abortion. Whereas Volodymyr Zelensky hasn’t turned.

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