segunda-feira, 26 de maio de 2014

Poroshenko wins presidential elections in Ukraine

The millionaire Petro Poroshenko stated that "Ukraine has a new President." Opinion polls at the mouth of the polls give him victory in the presidential first round with nearly 56% of the vote. The "chocolate King", as he is known for having made a fortune in the candy business, thus becomes the first President elected after the deposition of Viktor Ianukovich, in February.

In the first reaction, Poroshenko said that Ukrainian voters had the choice of "European integration" and said that his priority is to "end the war" in Ukraine and that his first trip will be to the East of the country, dominated by the pró-russos rebels. The millionaire said that "Ukraine lives in a State of war. Is the target of an assault. Every night there are Ukrainian soldiers to die to restore order, the law and peace in the East of the country. I, not only as President but also as a future Commander of the armed forces-I will do my best to defend the Ukrainian people, reestablishing security and peace. "

The main antagonist, the former first Minister Iulia Timoshenko managed to 12.9%, making a second round unnecessary.

"I and my team are going to do everything we can to help the Government of Ukraine to build a stronger country to hold a referendum on NATO membership, to lead the country for accession to the European Union and build a collective security and defence system at a global level."

The third most voted candidate was the populist Oleg Liashko, with over 8%, while the banker Sergei Tiguipko, considered the candidate of Southeast russófono, never made it to 5% of the vote.

In the city of Donetsk were not open polling stations and in the region, only 7 of the 12 district election commissions were opened.

According to unofficial data, abstention was around the 45% nationally.

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