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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