Poroshenko goes for first-round win on May 25 in Ukraine elections

If the polls and the candidate’s confidence in the public mood are right, Petro Poroshenko may get elected in a landslide, skipping the need for a second-round runoff in Ukraine’s presidential elections. But he will have to get more than 50 per cent of the vote on May 25 on a ballot crowded with 21 names, none of whom are given much of a chance in this truncated campaign triggered by the February 22 overthrow of President Viktor Yanukovych.

But what kind of president would Poroshenko make starting on June 9, the earliest date he could be inaugurated as Ukraine’s fifth president, replacing interim President Oleksandr Turchynov?

For the full story, please visit The Kyiv Post.