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

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March 29, 2014, 12:42 p.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Kyiv Post

Leader of Ukrainian UDAR (Punch) political party Vitali Klitschko (L) and Ukranian MP Petro Poroshenko speak to the press outside 10 Downing Street following a meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron in Central London on March 26, 2014. Cameron's spokesman said that the meeting in 10 Downing Street would be "an opportunity to hear from Ukrainian parliamentarians about the latest developments in their country, in particular in the run-up to the presidential elections which will be held in the next couple of months". AFP PHOTO/LEON NEAL

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Vitali Klitschko has withdrawn from the May 25 presidential race in Ukraine to endorse fellow millionaire member of parliament Petro Poroshenko.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. 

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