Tymoshenko loses her magic in Ukraine presidential race




 
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Tymoshenko loses her magic in Ukraine presidential race
 
May 21st, 2014  
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Tymoshenko loses her magic in Ukraine presidential race
By Gareth Jones KIEV (Reuters) - Campaigning for Ukraine's presidential election, Yulia Tymoshenko says she alone can save the nation from disaster. Opinion polls put Tymoshenko, a two-times prime minister, in a distant second place behind confectionary magnate Petro Poroshenko for Sunday's vote with just 10 percent support - humiliating a woman whose trademark peasant's hair braid and rhetoric have defined Ukrainian politics for a decade. But her supporters, who insist the polls are wrong, and political analysts say it would be rash to write off Tymoshenko, whose ambition and self-belief appear undimmed by health problems and by a jail sentence that ended in February. "I will do whatever I can as president to ensure that Ukraine decides its own future in Europe as a full-fledged member of the democratic world," she told reporters after addressing supporters at a business forum in Kiev this week.




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