The winner of the first round in the Ukrainian presidential elections is someone who has never held a government position and has no record of political or civic activism. Rather, Volodymyr Zelensky has risen to prominence by ridiculing in tv shows the politicians he is running against. He is a populist who defies the existing left and right wing models, writes political scientist Sergiy Kudelia.by Sergiy Kudelia
Populists use macho talk to show their disrespect to the elites and their closeness to the lower strata. Putin and Trump, though very different...