Ukraine boxer Vitali Klitschko to seek presidency

Friday, 25 October 2013 - 11:22

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The Ukrainian WBC heavyweight boxing champion, Vitali Klitschko, has confirmed he will run in the countrys 2015 presidential election.

He made his announcement in response to a bill passed in parliament that bars candidates who have lived outside Ukraine during the past 10 years.

The pro-Western Udar party MP has permanent resident status in Germany.

Klitschko is the first declared contender against the incumbent, Viktor Yanukovych.



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