He has no previous political experience.

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A comedian has won Ukraine’s presidential election.

Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s only previous experience of politics was playing a president on TV,  but now – he’s the real thing. 

The 41-year-old comedian has won the election run-off vote by a landslide.

With counting almost finished, Mr. Zelenskiy has over 73 per cent of votes – leaving incumbent, Petro Poroshenko, with just 24 per cent.

He’s promising big changes at the top levels of government, and has expressed his gratitude to voters who’ve decided to give him a chance;

“I would like to thank all of you.

It was very responsible work, the work you did. It wasn’t just me, we did it together. 

And the main thing we did, we united Ukraine – our lives, our nation.”