Skip to comments.Poroshenko wins in landslide, vows to 'bring peace' to Ukraine (UPDATES)
Posted on 05/25/2014 11:17:20 AM PDT by WildSnail
Petro Poroshenko wins Ukraine's presidency in the first round, according to the results of two national exit polls, with approximately 56 percent of the vote.
Ukrainians elected Petro Poroshenko to be their fifth president in a vote that was dubbed "the second independence referendum."
Poroshenko won his presidency in the first round, according to two exit polls.
The poll conducted by four TV channels showed that he received 57.8 percent of the vote. The national exit poll, conducted by a consortium of reputable survey takers, put Poroshenko at slightly less -- 55.9 percent of the votes, but still a clear majority.
His main rival, former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, received 12.8 of the vote in the TV poll and 12.9 percent in the national poll.
Everyone else finished in single digits in both exit polls.
A second round of voting would have been required on June 15 if no candidate among the 21 on the ballot had secured the majority of votes.
(Excerpt) Read more at kyivpost.com ...
Ok, I’ll answer. Yes, they’ll go. Neo-nazi or not (I lean toward not) they are Ukrainian patriots, and I seriously doubt they’ll ruin the country in a vain attempt to keep power. Naturally, IMO.
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“Im hoping he exterminates them like the cockroaches they are.”
Well, you know that isn’t going to happen. That would cause a three-way civil war, Eastern vs. Western vs. Central.
Right now, they are holding political sway FAR beyond their numbers, mostly due to the backing of the Obama Administration and several Billionaire oligarchs. They have armed Warlord Militias roaming the countryside. The question is how Poroshenko can change that.
Ukraine implementing the Geneva Accords would be a good start.
“I seriously doubt theyll ruin the country in a vain attempt to keep power.”
then you are FAR more optimistic than I am. I just don’t see it, given all that has happened. Especially Kolomoisky.
“Except that they are fringe movements that are currently holding the reigns of government, as well as doing most of the killing on the Ukrainian side in the Civil War.”
Repeating the same nonsense over and over, doesn’t make it true.
I would also add that Yanukovich's Party of Regions candidate Dobkin has failed too. He'll be around 3% or less.
Never mind the Russian militias . . . .
All those people proclaiming that “nazis” we’re running Ukraine will have to find a different tac now
What about the pro Kremlin putshists in Donetsk and Luhansk. Will they end their coup d'etat?
How come you aren't asking that question?
Unless some kind of miracle happens, I think the Southeast is too far gone to recover. And that was predicted to happen the day the Maidan fell, before anything ever happened in Crimea. Anyone paying attention could see that writing on the wall.
The definition of “Southeast” may change, with province borders redrawn, but the actions of the coup leadership have since sealed that fate.
Poroshenko has, I believe, just ONE chance to make this right.
“Repeating the same nonsense over and over, doesnt make it true.”
That’s really good, considering you are person who repeatedly tries to deny events, hoping that will somehow make it true....
They already had a vote and declared themselves independent of Ukraine. Let's see if Poroshenko can bring them back into the fold. That should be interesting.
They had a vote about as valid as an online poll
“Proshenkos victory ruins all the neo-nazi junta in Kiev narration of the Kremlin”
Regardless of what happens, the rebels can claim the election is illegitimate, because the result didn’t include the Southeast.
As I said, Poroshenko has but ONE chance to make this right. He HAS to crack down on the Oligarch’s and Warlord Militia’s, which is going to upset lots of people, likely including the Obama Administration.
Fail, and the Southeast is gone, and Russia has cause to intervene to protect them. Try thinking this through.
Poroshenko said his first trip as president will be to Donbas. He’s offering amnesty for anyone who lays down arms.
Considering how the “leaders” in the east are treating the people, they better accept that offer. The locals are just about ready to kill themselves some separatists.
In the mean time, while all of this is going on, EuroMaidanPr is reporting battles going, on right now, in Svatovo, and near Slovyansk.
I asked the same Putin groupie/ propaganda poster to explain what his hero KGB Putie was doing in East Germany with the Stasi in the 1980’s .
He ran off .
Its a tough day for the KGB collabators like him.
Yes... That's why they were ordered to disorganize elections over there...
You and your boyfriend Putie are having a bad day !
Trying to destroy freedom and rebuilding that Iron Curtain is tough work for freedom haters like you and KGB pals!
“Poroshenko said his first trip as president will be to Donbas. Hes offering amnesty for anyone who lays down arms.”
Poroshenko has some stones. That was never the question.
I’d be a lot more worried about what the likes of Kolomoisky might due. His history shows him to be a real bastard, and I doubt he goes way without considerable “Considerations”.