10 must-reads for today

Stand-up comedian and television star Volodymyr Zelensky reacting to the announcement of exit-poll results in Kiev on Sunday.
Stand-up comedian and television star Volodymyr Zelensky reacting to the announcement of exit-poll results in Kiev on Sunday.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

1 Comedian to be president

Ukraine took a leap into the unknown yesterday as stand-up comedian and television star Volodymyr Zelensky trounced incumbent Petro Poroshenko, and was elected president on promises of change but with just a vague blueprint of what he might do as leader.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 23, 2019, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Print Edition | Subscribe