WBC World Champion Vitaly Klitschko leads new party

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April 24, 2010, 6:25 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Vitaly Klitschko, boxer-turned-politician

Ukrainian heavyweight boxer, World Champion (WBC) Vitaliy Klychko has become a leader of the political party Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform, with the Ukrainian acronym UDAR (kick). The congress of the party was held in Kyiv on Saturday, the press service of the Klychko Bloc in the Kyiv council reported. The decision was passed unanimously.

"The purpose of our team – is to create preconditions for the country's success. We want to unite successful, educated, active people and engage them into the government of the state. Only after this the real changes can start. After all, the old politicians have proved unable to govern the state… were not trying to bring about any changes. But ordinary Ukrainians want these changes, and we, the new generation of politicians, must not fail them," Klychko said during the congress.
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Anonymous April 24, 2010, 9:50 p.m.    

More like divide the nation further. This new party will not attract more then 4% if that. Ukraine needs fewer parties not more. Once Our Ukraine are put to rest the state political development will begin to pick up pace.

It policies not super-stars that count. Just claiming to be democratic does not win votes. Look at Yushchenko he claimed he was democratic yet his policies and actions were anything but democratic.

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Anonymous April 25, 2010, 1:38 a.m.    

Boxing is a croocked game, with all major fights fixed.

He comes from a good background, not to mention he was a strong orange supporter, a prerqusitiva to play and earn big money in the west.

This guy is an opportunist, with no real passion for the needy the poor, the bulk of Ukraine, and absolute no vision or comprehension for a constructive comprehensive advancement of the economies and the society of UkrINE...

He will knock himself out in the second round,,,

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Anonymous April 25, 2010, 6:26 p.m.    

What a complete moron you are. You know absolutely nothing about the man. You would settle for the crooks who currently run the country. Go sell yourself on the street corner as you sellout your country to the criminals.

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Anonymous April 25, 2010, 10:41 a.m.    

I&amp;#180;ve met the two brothers on a German airport and flew with them to Kiyv. I can say that even they are big stars and have loads of money: they were friendly and talked openly. Politics nowadays is high level management: have the right people, with the right skills on the right place at the right time. Vitaly has shown that he is a good manager and that he can step against &quot;mafia structures&quot; in the sports world aka D.King. GIve ffesh and young people a chance, and &quot;don&amp;#180;t judge a book by it&amp;#180;s cover&quot;. ( )As somebody from outside, but with love for Ukraine, I do not understand. There are so many talented people in this country. The country has all natural ressources. Why do people get trapped in this national fight about language and nationalities ? Look at Switzerland, Canada and melting pots like USA and Australia - they unite behind their flag, have differents roots, were even in civil wars against eachother and speak different languanges. Stop this &quot;they and us&quot; game in society and politics and help your great nation and your childern and children-childrens to have a future - otherwise all intellectual and smart people will leave and the mafia will rule the one&amp;#180;s who can&amp;#180;t step up. So unite the democratic forces in three blocks - like conservatives, liberals and social democrats. One democratic block will never work out, caus there are too many different views on the issues.All these parties, which are just in favour of one person and rise and fall with that person will never have the democratc power with withstand against mafia structures. Let Vitaly try to step up, caus it needs a political-freshman with carisma and management skills - he has all this !

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Anonymous April 25, 2010, 3:06 p.m.    

They are not supposed to be two german citizens ? They are spending more time abroad. How can they be interested by Ukraine, except to launder some dollars perhaps ???

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Anonymous April 25, 2010, 4:08 p.m.    

Hi Reality, your world is quite narrow and simple, ey ? get grown up !

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