TV Actor Zelenskiy Celebrates Win in Ukrainian Presidential Race

Television actor Volodymyr Zelenskiy and his supporters cheer after his landslide victory in the second round of Ukraine’s presidential election at his campaign headquarters in Kyiv, Ukraine, Sunday, April 21. Zelenskiy, 41, received more than 70% of the vote in the final round — nearly three times as many as his rival, the incumbent Petro Poroshenko. “We did it together. Thanks to everyone! Now there will be no pathetic speeches, I just want to say, thank you,” Zelenskiy told cheering supporters in Kyiv Sunday evening. Conceding defeat Sunday evening, Poroshenko offered his congratulations to Zelenskiy, and added, “I will leave the office, but I want to announce firmly: I will not leave politics.”