Klitschko endorses Poroshenko for president, will run for Kyiv mayor instead

Vitali Klitschko has withdrawn from the May 25 presidential race in Ukraine to endorse fellow millionaire member of parliament Petro Poroshenko. Klitschko, the world heavyweight boxing champion and head of the Ukrainian Demcratic Alliance for Reform, will run for mayor of Kyiv, according to Interfax-Ukraine news service.

Klitschko, whose party was one of three holding a convention on March 29, called on democratic forces to unite behind Poroshenko as the sole candidate in the race.

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(Vitali Klitschko. Photo: Mueller/MSC)