Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky leads Ukraine’s presidential vote

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A comedian who has promised to wipe out corruption held a commanding lead after the first round of voting in Ukraine’s presidential election, leaving the incumbent in a distant second.The comedian, who led opinion polls throughout the campaign, has vowed to enact anti-corruption reforms and make Ukrainians “prosperous.” He has also promised to end the war with pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country.