Inauguration of Ukraine’s president-elect set for May 20

KIEV, May 16 (Xinhua) — The Ukrainian parliament on Thursday set May 20 as the inauguration day for incoming President Volodymyr Zelensky.

The decision was supported by 315 votes in favor, passing the threshhold of 226 votes, said a statement on the website of the Ukrainian parliament.

The 41-year-old Zelensky is a comedian actor, screenwriter and director.

Zelensky was elected as the sixth president of Ukraine on April 21 for a five-year term. According to Ukrainian law, his inauguration should take place no later than June 3.

In his electoral program, Zelensky pledged to root out corruption, ensure the equality of Ukrainian citizens before the law, decide all important state issues through referendums, and improve healthcare and education services.


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