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General Category => World News => Topic started by: pjohns on May 25, 2014, 09:04:45 PM

Title: Pro-Western Petro Poroshenko wins Ukrainian presidency
Post by: pjohns on May 25, 2014, 09:04:45 PM
Pro-Western forces have apparently prevailed in today's election in Ukraine. 

From BBC News:

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Ukrainian confectionery tycoon Petro Poroshenko has claimed outright victory in the country's presidential election.

Mr Poroshenko, known as the "chocolate king", won more than 55% of the vote in the first round, exit polls suggest.

Announcing he had won, the 48-year-old businessman promised to forge closer links with the EU and restore peace in restive eastern regions. ...

Four hours before polls closed, at 16:00 (13:00 GMT), unofficial estimates put the turnout nationwide at 45%.

Here is the link:  BBC News - Petro Poroshenko claims Ukraine presidency (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-27569057)