Stories on Ukraine's presidential election which a comedian is set to win

April 19 (Reuters) - Ukrainians fed up with entrenched corruption and hungry for change are likely to elect a comedian with no previous political experience as their next president in a run-off vote on Sunday.

Volodymyr Zelenskiy, 41, who plays a fictional president in a TV show, has a commanding lead in opinion polls over incumbent Petro Poroshenko. (GRAPHIC:

Here are some stories about the election:


> Comedian set to become next Ukrainian president

> Presidential candidates trade insults in debate

> Poroshenko: Voters to pick substance over style

> Poroshenko reboots campaign before run-off

> Putin ally urges Ukraine deal with Moscow

> Ukraine tycoon cries victory after court win

> Ukraine tycoon sees possible central bank purge

> Zelenskiy gets serious with investors

> Poroshenko's drive to win the army vote stutters

> Zelenskiy faces scrutiny over oligarch ties

> Zelenskiy keeps Ukraine presidential poll lead

> Foreign funds cash up to sit out election

> Poroshenko rolls out anti-corruption court

> Ukraine presidential rivals undergo drug tests

> Government bans gas price hikes before vote

> Poroshenko associate quits in corruption probe

> Ukraine sees cyber attack surge before vote

> Ukraine accuses Russia of meddling in election

> Elections won't derail FX reforms: central bank


> Ukraine's would-be leader's ties to tycoon

> Comedian takes centre stage in election race

> Action man president faces voter judgment

> Comedian rips up play book in election success

> Unpredictable vote makes Ukraine's friends wary

> For Kremlin, vote a choice between lesser evils

> President's pitch popular in revolution heartland

> Out of custody and into the polling station:

> Coal deal showcases lack of transparency

> Subsidy cuts imperil Poroshenko re-election bid

> In shadow of war, Ukrainians seek vote for peace

> TIMELINE-Events in Ukraine's political history (Compiled by Matthias Williams/Andrew Osborn)

First Published: 2019-04-19 10:51:23
Updated 2019-04-19 21:27:06

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