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Actor Volodymyr Zelenskiy has won the Ukrainian elections, beating the incumbent president Petro Poroshenko 73.2 to 25.3 per cent.
The official returns have not been released. These results come from exit polls. However, Poroshenko has already conceded defeat.
What happens next will be most interesting. We shall find out if Zelenskiy is the reformer he claims to be.
This article, describing a sense of frustration in Russia and Belarus because such a free election could not happen in their countries, suggests the peaceful transition of rule in Ukraine could have ramifications in its neighboring countries.