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You're reading: Poroshenko sworn in as president

Poroshenko swore on the manuscript of Peresopnytsya Gospel to serve Ukraine and preserve its territorial integrity and unity. Head of Constitution Court handed Poroshenko the symbols of presidency – the president’s stamp, mace and badge.

After swearing in as Ukrainian president, Poroshenko went to Sofiyivska Square in central Kyiv, where the the ceremonial introduction of the commanders of Ukraine’s military forces will take place.

Poroshenko, 48, a billionaire member of parliament, was elected as Ukrainian president in the emergency election on May 25. He won in first round with 54.7 percent of votes. Before taking the oath of office, Poroshenko resigned as lawmaker. He also promised to sell Roshen, his confectionary business.

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