Klitschko backs choc magnate after quitting presidential race

Ukrainian boxer-turned-politician Vitali Klitschko has pulled out of the race for president, backing chocolate magnate Petro Poroshenko. His exit makes May's poll an effective two-horse race between the billionaire oligarch and Yulia Tymoshenko.

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Public acclaim for Tymoshenko in presidential race bid

Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko has been embraced by her supporters after officially entering the race to be the country's next president.

Yulia Tymoshenko, who was released from jail last month after Viktor Yanukovich fled from power, addressed her supporters in Kiev. Credit: Reuters/Gleb Garanich
Ms Tymoshenko was embraced by her supporters at the party meeting in the city centre. Credit: Reuters/Gleb Garanich
Ms Tymoshenko was nominated as a presidential candidate at the Batkivshchyna party meeting for the election on May 25. Credit: Reuters/Gleb Garanich

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