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Poroshenko wins in landslide, vows to 'bring peace' to Ukraine (UPDATES)
Kiev Post ^ | 05/25/2014 | Katya Gorchinskaya

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 ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chocolateking; poroshenko; ukraine; ukraineelection
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1 posted on 05/25/2014 11:17:20 AM PDT by WildSnail
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To: WildSnail

Now the really dangerous period begins....


2 posted on 05/25/2014 11:22:12 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

I’ve been trying to follow this. Isn’t this a good result that will take away all legitimacy from the coup government? (correct me whenever I’m wrong, please)


3 posted on 05/25/2014 11:24:08 AM PDT by grania
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To: grania

This is just Exit Polling.
The results have yet to be counted, in a country already well-known for its epic levels of corruption, even in elections.

If the “actual” results come in even close to what is predicted here, will Svoboda/Right Sector, and their supporting Oligarchs, be willing to give up the power they now have?

If they don’t come in as predicted, what happens next?


4 posted on 05/25/2014 11:29:11 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: WildSnail
I wouldn't be surprised. Now let's see if he's a uniter not a divider like those who were in charge.
5 posted on 05/25/2014 11:36:59 AM PDT by McGruff (What if I told you your leaders were lying to you?)
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To: tcrlaf

This guy is a Jew Nazi, right?


6 posted on 05/25/2014 11:44:02 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: McGruff

BUT: What will Rootin’ Tootin’ Vladimir Putin do NOW?


7 posted on 05/25/2014 11:45:36 AM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: 2harddrive

Putin is kaputin. He just don’t know it yet.


8 posted on 05/25/2014 11:55:22 AM PDT by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: meatloaf
At least the Nazi's got less votes than Putin.

Ultra-right radical nationalists appeared to have completely failed in the elections, with Svoboda (Freedom) Party head Oleg Tyagnibok securing 1.3 percent of votes and Right Sector leader Dmitry Yarosh less than one percent.

9 posted on 05/25/2014 12:06:30 PM PDT by McGruff (What if I told you your leaders were lying to you?)
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To: McGruff

Hey, anyone who makes a living making candy can’t be all bad.


10 posted on 05/25/2014 12:06:32 PM PDT by WildSnail (The US government now has more control over the people than the old Soviet Union ever dreamed of)
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To: grania
Haven't you guys got the latest orders from the HQ ? Proshenko’s victory ruins all the “neo-nazi junta in Kiev” narration of the Kremlin. That's why they tried so hard to disorganize and illegitimate these elections.
11 posted on 05/25/2014 12:11:50 PM PDT by Grzegorz 246
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To: McGruff

And to think our Russian comrades told us the Nazis will control everything.


12 posted on 05/25/2014 12:13:06 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Grzegorz 246

It’s Sunday night at the Kremlin. They’ll get their talking points on Monday, and when the final results are in.


13 posted on 05/25/2014 12:15:43 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: McGruff
“Ultra-right radical nationalists appeared to have completely failed in the elections”

Their results are pretty much as expected, they have always been nothing more than fringe movements, everyone knew that, except Russian propagandists.

14 posted on 05/25/2014 12:16:54 PM PDT by Grzegorz 246
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To: 1rudeboy

True.


15 posted on 05/25/2014 12:18:19 PM PDT by Grzegorz 246
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To: All

Candy is dandy but Putin is quicker.


16 posted on 05/25/2014 12:19:45 PM PDT by Peter ODonnell (It wasn't this cold before global warming)
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To: McGruff

RightSector/Svoboda and their Oligarch supporters, like Kolomoisky, have pretty much been running the show in Ukraine since the coup, while their arrogance and intransigence have been a huge contributing factor to what has happened since.

Things haven’t gotten better under them, it has gotten far worse.

Again, I’ll ask the question that none seems to want to answer:
Will these people go peacefully, if Poroshenko is confirmed the winner, without more bloodshed??


17 posted on 05/25/2014 12:20:04 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Grzegorz 246

Let’s see what Poroshenko does about their Nazi problem. I’m hoping he exterminates them like the cockroaches they are.


18 posted on 05/25/2014 12:21:58 PM PDT by McGruff (What if I told you your leaders were lying to you?)
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To: Grzegorz 246
I'm just an outsider from afar watching history happen. What I'm saying is that with the coup gov and their candidates out, maybe Ukrainians can figure things out.

The answers I'm getting are expressing doubt that the coup gov will leave without some urging.

19 posted on 05/25/2014 12:22:13 PM PDT by grania
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To: Grzegorz 246

“they have always been nothing more than fringe movements”

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.

If Poroshenko asks, will they withdraw the armed militias??


20 posted on 05/25/2014 12:23:05 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

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.


21 posted on 05/25/2014 12:24:21 PM PDT by WildSnail (The US government now has more control over the people than the old Soviet Union ever dreamed of)
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22 posted on 05/25/2014 12:26:27 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: McGruff

“I’m 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.


23 posted on 05/25/2014 12:31:45 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: WildSnail

“I seriously doubt they’ll 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.


24 posted on 05/25/2014 12:33:33 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

“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.


25 posted on 05/25/2014 12:34:00 PM PDT by Grzegorz 246
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To: McGruff
"Ultra-right radical nationalists appeared to have completely failed in the elections, with Svoboda (Freedom) Party head Oleg Tyagnibok securing 1.3 percent of votes and Right Sector leader Dmitry Yarosh less than one percent."

I would also add that Yanukovich's Party of Regions candidate Dobkin has failed too. He'll be around 3% or less.

26 posted on 05/25/2014 12:34:03 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: tcrlaf

Never mind the Russian militias . . . .


27 posted on 05/25/2014 12:34:11 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: FreeReign

All those people proclaiming that “nazis” we’re running Ukraine will have to find a different tac now


28 posted on 05/25/2014 12:35:34 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: tcrlaf
Again, I’ll ask the question that none seems to want to answer: Will these people go peacefully, if Poroshenko is confirmed the winner, without more bloodshed??

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?

29 posted on 05/25/2014 12:38:16 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: 1rudeboy

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.


30 posted on 05/25/2014 12:39:56 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Grzegorz 246

“Repeating the same nonsense over and over, doesn’t make it true.”

That’s really good, considering you are person who repeatedly tries to deny events, hoping that will somehow make it true....


31 posted on 05/25/2014 12:41:19 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: FreeReign
Donetsk and Luhansk. Will they end their coup d'etat?

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.

32 posted on 05/25/2014 12:41:55 PM PDT by McGruff (What if I told you your leaders were lying to you?)
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To: McGruff

They had a vote about as valid as an online poll


33 posted on 05/25/2014 12:44:13 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Grzegorz 246

“Proshenko’s 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.


34 posted on 05/25/2014 12:46:10 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

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.


35 posted on 05/25/2014 12:47:12 PM PDT by WildSnail (The US government now has more control over the people than the old Soviet Union ever dreamed of)
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To: tcrlaf; All

In the mean time, while all of this is going on, EuroMaidanPr is reporting battles going, on right now, in Svatovo, and near Slovyansk.


36 posted on 05/25/2014 12:52:29 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Grzegorz 246

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.


37 posted on 05/25/2014 12:53:13 PM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: tcrlaf
“Regardless of what happens, the rebels can claim the election is illegitimate, because the result didn’t include the Southeast.”

Yes... That's why they were ordered to disorganize elections over there...

38 posted on 05/25/2014 12:54:02 PM PDT by Grzegorz 246
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To: tcrlaf

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!


39 posted on 05/25/2014 12:56:50 PM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: WildSnail

“Poroshenko said his first trip as president will be to Donbas. He’s 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”.


40 posted on 05/25/2014 12:58:03 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Grzegorz 246

“Yes... That’s why they were ordered to disorganize elections over there...”

Quite likely.
But, for the same reason, the Right-Sector tried to disrupt the Donetsk Referendum. Only the rebels didn’t have to shoot down protesting unarmed civilians to do it.


41 posted on 05/25/2014 1:00:49 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: ncalburt

“what his hero KGB Putie was doing in East Germany with the Stasi in the 1980’s”

I told you... You just didn’t like the true answer. Choosing to disbelieve rarely changes the facts, though.


42 posted on 05/25/2014 1:02:38 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: FreeReign

“How come you aren’t asking that question?”

I have answered that question, in several posts. English not your first language??


43 posted on 05/25/2014 1:04:03 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: 1rudeboy

“And to think our Russian comrades told us the Nazis will control everything.”

Seriously, does lying help you deal with always being wrong, in some sick way?? I’ve been saying for a week Poroshenko was likely to win this thing.

The questions is, what happens NOW...

I know you are quite saddened that the Not-A-Nazi Nazi’s were rejected by the VAST majority of people who voted, but really....


44 posted on 05/25/2014 1:06:51 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: ncalburt

LOL...

Ritalin can be your friend. Ask your doctor about it.


45 posted on 05/25/2014 1:09:00 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

I know your sad .
You were looking forward your Putie Rebuilding the watch towers and barb wire fencing across the Ukraine and your KGB pals torturing uncooperative Ukrainians not taking well to there new found enslavement to Mother Russia !

Now tell me again what was your boy Putie was doing with the Stasi in Dresden East German in the 1980s ?..

KGB Charity work ?..


46 posted on 05/25/2014 1:15:16 PM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: ncalburt

LOL...
Strawman much...

You Maidan trolls must be really bruised today. Have you declared a period of mourning, yet? Your goose-stepping Not-a-Nazi Nazi hero’s were SOUNDLY defeated.

Fact is, things are about to change, HARD. Where that change goes is anybody’s guess, but that change is coming.

While you are thinking up more Jr. High-type insults, events are fast leaving you behind. But then, that has been the case all along, hasn’t it?


47 posted on 05/25/2014 1:20:48 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

Oh, stuff it. You’ve been yowling for weeks that people who do not accept your “nuanced” way of looking at things are nazi-symps, or worse. Witness your comment some moments past.


48 posted on 05/25/2014 1:24:35 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: WildSnail

Camy anyone tell me about Preshenko?


49 posted on 05/25/2014 1:24:52 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: tcrlaf
I have answered that question, in several posts. English not your first language??

And of course I didn't ask you about other posts. The language problems seems to be yours comrade.

50 posted on 05/25/2014 1:25:05 PM PDT by FreeReign
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