She said that a single presidential candidate from the opposition is “not needed” and “highly dangerous for victory.”

She argued that it’s anti-democratic to have a small group of people pick a candidate and would repeat the mistake of 2004 when the opposition rallied around Viktor Yushchenko. She also insisted that a bigger choice of candidates would better motivate voters.

Then at the May 30 Gorshenin forum in Kyiv, Arsen Avakov, a leading Tymoshenko advocate, said that a larger pool of presidential candidates would inspire debates within the ranks of the opposition and likewise, the virtues of various challengers to dethroning President Viktor Yanukovych in 2015.

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