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Klitschko says will support billionaire Poroshenko for Ukraine president

Klitschko says will support billionaire Poroshenko for Ukraine president

PanARMENIAN.Net - Ukrainian ex-world boxing champion Vitali Klitschko has announced he will not run for president and will instead throw his support behind billionaire businessman Petro Poroshenko.

Klitschko told a congress of his UDAR party Saturday, March 29, that he plans to run for mayor of the capital city, Kyiv. His endorsement will prove a valuable boost for Poroshenko, who played a prominent role in the protest movement that led to the toppling last month of President Viktor Yanukovych., according to the Associated Press.

Poroshenko, the owner of a major confectionery company and a former foreign minister, already leads in the polls for the May 25 presidential election and is seen as likely to beat ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who announced her candidacy this week.

The Kiev mayoral election is also scheduled for May 25.

Photo: Kyiv Post
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