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In Ukraine's presidential race, an actor leads the field

Clip: 03/30/2019 | 8m 25s

Ukrainians are heading to the polls Sunday to select their next president. But in a tight race that has consumed a country after years of war with Russia, one candidate, a political newcomer known for parodying government corruption as an actor, has pundits worrying about his potential leadership. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Simon Ostrovsky reports with support from the Pulitzer Center.

Aired: 03/30/19

Rating: NR

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