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Petro Poroshenko — Ukraine's new leader

May 27, 2014, 15:07 UTC+3
Petro Poroshenko leads in polls with 54.46% after 94.12% of votes counted
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Petro Poroshenko's political career started in 1998, when he first won a seat in the Verkhovna Rada (the Parliament of Ukraine) as a member of the United Social Democratic Party of Ukraine
Petro Poroshenko's political career started in 1998, when he first won a seat in the Verkhovna Rada (the Parliament of Ukraine) as a member of the United Social Democratic Party of Ukraine
Petro Poroshenko's political career started in 1998, when he first won a seat in the Verkhovna Rada (the Parliament of Ukraine) as a member of the United Social Democratic Party of Ukraine
© ITAR-TASS/Alexei Ivanov
He left the United Social Democratic Party in 2000 to create an independent faction Solidarity
He left the United Social Democratic Party in 2000 to create an independent faction Solidarity
He left the United Social Democratic Party in 2000 to create an independent faction Solidarity
© ITAR-TASS/Alexei Ivanov
Poroshenko was considered a close confidant of Viktor Yushchenko. Media often referred to him as the main sponsor behind the series of demonstrations that got the name 'orange revolution'
Poroshenko was considered a close confidant of Viktor Yushchenko. Media often referred to him as the main sponsor behind the series of demonstrations that got the name 'orange revolution'
Poroshenko was considered a close confidant of Viktor Yushchenko. Media often referred to him as the main sponsor behind the series of demonstrations that got the name 'orange revolution'
© AP Photo / Efrem Lukatsky
February 8 to September 8 2005 Poroshenko served as Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council
February 8 to September 8 2005 Poroshenko served as Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council
February 8 to September 8 2005 Poroshenko served as Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council
© ITAR-TASS/Konstantin Sazonchik
In 2006 Poroshenko was re-elected to the Ukrainian parliament with the support of Our Ukraine electoral bloc. Photo: Petro Poroshenko and Yulia Tymoshenko in the parliament
In 2006 Poroshenko was re-elected to the Ukrainian parliament with the support of Our Ukraine electoral bloc. Photo: Petro Poroshenko and Yulia Tymoshenko in the parliament
In 2006 Poroshenko was re-elected to the Ukrainian parliament with the support of Our Ukraine electoral bloc. Photo: Petro Poroshenko and Yulia Tymoshenko in the parliament
© EPA / SERGEY DOLZHENKO
October 2009 through to March 2010 Poroshenko was Ukraine's Foreign Minister. Photo: Petro Poroshenko and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
October 2009 through to March 2010 Poroshenko was Ukraine's Foreign Minister. Photo: Petro Poroshenko and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
October 2009 through to March 2010 Poroshenko was Ukraine's Foreign Minister. Photo: Petro Poroshenko and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
© AP Photo / Mikhail Metzel
From March to December 2012, Poroshenko was Minister of Economic Development
From March to December 2012, Poroshenko was Minister of Economic Development
From March to December 2012, Poroshenko was Minister of Economic Development
© ITAR-TASS/Maria Frolova
Petro Poroshenko is one of the most successfull businessmen in Ukraine. He owns the Roshen confectionery conglomerate, which he promised to sell in case he won the election
Petro Poroshenko is one of the most successfull businessmen in Ukraine. He owns the Roshen confectionery conglomerate, which he promised to sell in case he won the election
Petro Poroshenko is one of the most successfull businessmen in Ukraine. He owns the Roshen confectionery conglomerate, which he promised to sell in case he won the election
© EPA / FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA
Poroshenko's wife Marina (left) is a cardiologist. They have two daughters and two sons. Ukraine's former president Viktor Yushchenko is the godfather of the daughters
Poroshenko's wife Marina (left) is a cardiologist. They have two daughters and two sons. Ukraine's former president Viktor Yushchenko is the godfather of the daughters
Poroshenko's wife Marina (left) is a cardiologist. They have two daughters and two sons. Ukraine's former president Viktor Yushchenko is the godfather of the daughters
© ITAR-TASS/Vladimir Sindeyev
On March 29 2014 Poroshenko was registered as a presidential candidate. Another candidate, Vitali Klitschko, pulled back his candidacy to support Poroshenko
On March 29 2014 Poroshenko was registered as a presidential candidate. Another candidate, Vitali Klitschko, pulled back his candidacy to support Poroshenko
On March 29 2014 Poroshenko was registered as a presidential candidate. Another candidate, Vitali Klitschko, pulled back his candidacy to support Poroshenko
© EPA / ANDREY SINITSYN
During the recent protests, Poroshenko was a representative of the Ukrainian authorities in Simferopol
During the recent protests, Poroshenko was a representative of the Ukrainian authorities in Simferopol
During the recent protests, Poroshenko was a representative of the Ukrainian authorities in Simferopol
© EPA / MAXIM SHIPENKOV
After the election Poroshanko announced, that his position is not to recognize Crimea's reunification with Russia or the referendums in the east of the country
After the election Poroshanko announced, that his position is not to recognize Crimea's reunification with Russia or the referendums in the east of the country
After the election Poroshanko announced, that his position is not to recognize Crimea's reunification with Russia or the referendums in the east of the country
© ITAR-TASS/Nikolai Lazarenko
Poroshenko supports the course for Ukraine's integration into Europe
Poroshenko supports the course for Ukraine's integration into Europe
Poroshenko supports the course for Ukraine's integration into Europe
© ITAR-TASS/Zurab Dzhavakhadze
Petro Poroshenko during at a polling station
Petro Poroshenko during at a polling station
Petro Poroshenko during at a polling station
© ITAR-TASS/Nikolai Lazarenko
After 94.12% of votes had been counted, Poroshenko was leading with 54.46%
After 94.12% of votes had been counted, Poroshenko was leading with 54.46%
After 94.12% of votes had been counted, Poroshenko was leading with 54.46%
© EPA / YURI KOCHETKOV
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Petro Poroshenko's political career started in 1998, when he first won a seat in the Verkhovna Rada (the Parliament of Ukraine) as a member of the United Social Democratic Party of Ukraine
© ITAR-TASS/Alexei Ivanov
He left the United Social Democratic Party in 2000 to create an independent faction Solidarity
© ITAR-TASS/Alexei Ivanov
Poroshenko was considered a close confidant of Viktor Yushchenko. Media often referred to him as the main sponsor behind the series of demonstrations that got the name 'orange revolution'
© AP Photo / Efrem Lukatsky
February 8 to September 8 2005 Poroshenko served as Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council
© ITAR-TASS/Konstantin Sazonchik
In 2006 Poroshenko was re-elected to the Ukrainian parliament with the support of Our Ukraine electoral bloc. Photo: Petro Poroshenko and Yulia Tymoshenko in the parliament
© EPA / SERGEY DOLZHENKO
October 2009 through to March 2010 Poroshenko was Ukraine's Foreign Minister. Photo: Petro Poroshenko and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
© AP Photo / Mikhail Metzel
From March to December 2012, Poroshenko was Minister of Economic Development
© ITAR-TASS/Maria Frolova
Petro Poroshenko is one of the most successfull businessmen in Ukraine. He owns the Roshen confectionery conglomerate, which he promised to sell in case he won the election
© EPA / FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA
Poroshenko's wife Marina (left) is a cardiologist. They have two daughters and two sons. Ukraine's former president Viktor Yushchenko is the godfather of the daughters
© ITAR-TASS/Vladimir Sindeyev
On March 29 2014 Poroshenko was registered as a presidential candidate. Another candidate, Vitali Klitschko, pulled back his candidacy to support Poroshenko
© EPA / ANDREY SINITSYN
During the recent protests, Poroshenko was a representative of the Ukrainian authorities in Simferopol
© EPA / MAXIM SHIPENKOV
After the election Poroshanko announced, that his position is not to recognize Crimea's reunification with Russia or the referendums in the east of the country
© ITAR-TASS/Nikolai Lazarenko
Poroshenko supports the course for Ukraine's integration into Europe
© ITAR-TASS/Zurab Dzhavakhadze
Petro Poroshenko during at a polling station
© ITAR-TASS/Nikolai Lazarenko
After 94.12% of votes had been counted, Poroshenko was leading with 54.46%
© EPA / YURI KOCHETKOV

The Ukrainian Central Elections Commission (CEC) has counted 94.12% of electronic protocols in early presidential elections according to which Petro Poroshenko has gained over 54% of votes. The political career of Ukraine's new leader in this photo gallery by ITAR-TASS.

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