Former Prime Minister and President of Ukraine who fled to safety in Russia after mass demonstrations in Kiev, March 2014.. Known to be pro Russian, and never keeping his word, Yanokovych was able to rise to power probably by Yulia Tymoshenko dividing the Orange pro West block. He remains popular in East portions of Ukraine, where his tough brute antics are admired by the Russian populace there.
Presidential candidate, Vitali first became knowm with his boxing achievements holding both heavyweight belts of the WBA and IBA. Known for his love of country, Vitali and champion brother Vlodymir have invested heavily in the development of businesses, real estate, and charities mainly in Kiev. Considered to the "honest" candidate who made his money with his hands." Instead of pursing offers from Hollywood, he stays in Ukraine with his family. As of March 25 he holds 9 percent of the vote.His party is
UDAR.com. Update. Despite a second place in the polls behind political ally Poroshenko, he has pulled out of the race and moved his support Poroshenko.March 25, 2014.
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Oh what would Ukraine be without a drama queen. Yulia, so many swilring stories around her. She had her own Party, which during the 2004 Orange Revolution joined the larger Yuschenko Party to win the re vote election.
After the victory, president Victor Yuschenko appointed her Prime Minister. For nine months they fought over many issues. He finally dismissed her.
Later. she was charged with a number of counts under the Presidency of Viktor Yanokovych (the one who fled). Shortly after the turn of events in Kyiv, she was released from jail.
In an appearance in Independence Square in Kyiv she gave an emotional speech to the crowd, who seemed to dismiss her for the first time ever,
Prior, she always won peoples attention and support with her fiery speeches and cute hair braids (fake).
What position she will take in the future is unknown. But it appears her support base has dwindled.
From my experience, having befriended one of her top campaign managers during the Orange Revolution, "Yulia cannot be trusted, and Yulia is for Yulia." As of March 28, 2014, he has 8.2 percent of the vote for May 25 election, a far cry from her
height of popularity.
Known as the “Chocolate King” Petro Poroshenko might also be Ukraine’s president. According to a poll conducted last week in Kiev, March 16, 2014. Poroshenko leads the race for the Ukrainian presidency, by double digits which is scheduled to be decided in an election on May 25. Of those surveyed, His lead came within weeks above more recognizable figures of the Ukrainian opposition: boxer-turned-politician Vitali Klitschko (an ally) and former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Just last month, however, experts wouldn’t even consider the thought of a Poroshenko presidency. His immense wealth and business connections have made him a suspect politician in the past, but things are different now. With the new Ukrainian government flailing, helpless to confront a Russian invasion and dependent on international aid, Poroshenko has emerged as a remarkably attractive political figure in Ukraine. His public approval rating has risen quickly even over the past several weeks, and he is being widely cited in the foreign press as the voice of the new government, which went so far as to dub him “the CEO of the revolution.
Yatsenyuk[a] (Ukrainian: Арсеній Петрович Яценюк, Arseniy Petrovych Yatseniuk; born May 22, 1974) is a Ukrainian politician, economist and lawyer who is the interim Prime Minister of Ukraine, disputed by Russia and Venezuela, following the 2014 revolution that removed Viktor Yanukovych from power. Yatsenyuk served in the government of Ukraine as Minister of Economy from 2005 to 2006; subsequently he was Foreign Minister of Ukraine in 2007 and Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada (parliament) from 2007 to 2008. Yatsenyuk is one of the leaders of Ukraine's second biggest party All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland" and leader of the
parliamentary faction of "Fatherland".