A comedian with no political experience won a landslide victory in Ukraine's presidential election Sunday, exit polls and a partial vote count showed, dealing a stunning rebuke to the country's political establishment.
Volodymyr Zelenskiy trounced incumbent Petro Poroshenko by taking 73 percent of the vote, according to exit polls and partial official results.
Poroshenko garnered just 24 percent with 42 percent of ballots counted.
"I will never let you down," the 41-year-old TV star said at his campaign headquarters after the results of exit polls were published.
"While I am not formally president yet, as a citizen of Ukraine I can tell all post-Soviet countries: 'Look at us! Everything is possible!'"