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Volodymyr Zelensky
Володимир Зеленський
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Zelensky on 20 May 2019
6th President of Ukraine
Assumed office
20 May 2019
Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman
Oleksiy Honcharuk
Preceded by Petro Poroshenko
Personal details
Born
Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelensky

25 January 1978 (1978-01-25) (age 42)
Kryvyi Rih, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Political party Servant of the People
Spouse(s)
Olena Kiyashko (m. 2003)
Children 2
Education Kyiv National Economic University (department in Kryvyi Rih)
Notable works Svaty
Servant of the People
Office Romance. Our Time
Love in the Big City
Rzhevsky Versus Napoleon
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Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelensky (born 25 January 1978) is a Ukrainian politician, screenwriter, actor, comedian and director. He is the President of Ukraine, upon winning the round-off election against incumbent President Petro Poroshenko on 21 April 2019.

Zelensky was the front-runner in the 2019 Ukrainian presidential election. Six months before he announced his candidacy on 31 December 2018, he was already one of the frontrunners in opinion polls for the election.

Zelensky played the role of President of Ukraine in the hugely popular 2015 television series Servant of the People. The political party Servant of the People was created in March 2018 by people from the TV production company Kvartal 95 who also created the TV series of the same name.

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