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Ex-Boxing Champ Elected Mayor of Kyiv


Ukrainian businessman, politician and presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko (L) and heavyweight boxing champion and Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform party leader Vitali Klitschko shake hands during a rally at Poroshenko's election headquarters i

Ukrainian businessman, politician and presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko (L) and heavyweight boxing champion and Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform party leader Vitali Klitschko shake hands during a rally at Poroshenko's election headquarters i

Former world heavyweight boxing champion-turned-politician Vitaly Klitschko likely will be the next mayor of the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv.

Klitschko on Sunday stood next to apparent president elect Petro Poroshenko, who thanked the ex-champ for backing out of the presidential race in March to throw his support behind Poroshenko.

Klitschko already is a member of Ukraine's parliament. He thanked voters for enduring long lines, bad weather and threats to cast their ballot.

He called for a fight against corruption, saying all the reforms and changes in Ukraine will start with Kyiv.
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