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You're reading: Brian Bonner: In stroke of political genius, it looks like President Poroshenko and Mayor Klitschko

Vitali Klitschko, who has been trailing in the polls lately behind Petro Poroshenko, decided to withdraw from the presidential race and throw his support to Poroshenko. Klitschko will run for mayor of Kyiv on May 25, the same day as the presidential election.

The unstated, unsubtle message in Klitschko’s surprise announcement: Yulia, get out!

So in quick order, the two candidates with the most credibility and highest standing in the polls joined forces and started muscling out the rest of the field. 

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