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A two-tone election. Petro Poroshenko has been elected president. Now he has some dreadful problems

02 Jun 2014 6:07 PM | Anonymous
“AS I set off on a spring journey into the world, my mother embroidered my shirt with two colours: red for love and black for sorrow,” goes a popular Ukrainian song. On May 25th, as Ukrainians went to the polls to elect Petro Poroshenko as their new president, many sported the traditional shirts embroidered with red and black threads. Held in the middle of a war stoked by Russia’s Vladimir Putin, and three months after a revolution in Kiev’s Maidan that led to more than 100 deathsundefinedand cost the country Crimea, which Mr Putin annexedundefinedUkraine’s presidential election was an act of defiance as much as an expression of political preferences.    The Economist. Read More 
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