Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky takes office as Ukraine’s president, uses opening address to wage war on political establishment

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Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky takes office as Ukraine’s president, uses opening address to wage war on political establishment

Volodymyr Zelensky, a television comedian turned populist firebrand, took office as Ukraine’s president Monday and immediately signalled he was ready to do battle with the political establishment.Speaking to members of parliament in his inaugural address, Zelensky set them a number of tasks, including approving the removal of top security officials and lifting their own right to immunity from prosecution – all before he planned to dissolve the body and call early elections.And, channelling the…

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