A comedian with no political experience has won the most votes in the first round of Ukraine’s presidential elections, according to exit polls.
They say Volodymyr Zelenskiy — who played the president on TV — received 30.4% of the vote, with current leader Petro Poroshenko second on 17.8%.
The two — who have expressed largely pro-EU opinions — are set to take part in a run-off election next month.
Ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko appears to have been eliminated on a projected 14.2%.
(Previous coverage here.)