May 25, 2014
GROOVY LEMON PIE IS SERVED:
Petro Poroshenko wins Ukraine presidency, according to exit polls (Shaun Walker in Donetsk and Alec Luhn in Kiev, 5/25/14, The Guardian)
Posted by Orrin Judd at May 25, 2014 5:47 PMPro-European businessman Petro Poroshenko has won a landmark presidential election in Ukraine with 56% of the vote, according to exit polls, clearing the 50% threshold to win the vote outright without a second round. Former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko was trailing far behind, with about 13%. [...]Earlier in the day, voters said they felt the election was an important step toward solving the country's political crisis , and several repeated the oft-cited argument that they wanted Poroshenko to exceed the 50% threshold so the election would finish without a run-off vote in three weeks."Since Russia doesn't recognise our government, it's very important that the people say that now there is one person they support. Then the whole world will understand that their position is absurd," said Vladimir Pestenkov, an executive at an IT company.