A year ago Ukrainian oligarch Petro Poroshenko could barely compete to win the Kyiv Mayor elections, now he is the President of Ukraine. He won in the first round over Yulia Timoshenko herself. Who is the person that became President of Ukraine? Pavel Sheremet sketched a human and political portrait of the new Ukrainian President.
Cunning and readiness to burn his own rating. Obviously, these are the main qualities politician Petro Poroshenko will need in the coming years.
One can only imagine what new Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is feeling after his victory in the first round of elections. On the one hand, success, which he could not have dreamed of several months ago, or even thought about. On the other, the expectations for new Head of State’s actions are too high to begin with, and the challenges are too great. Therefore, every month of Poroshenko’s term as President of Ukraine will count for a year.
The presidential candidate confirmed his intentions to keep his promise.
Member of the Parliament Petro Poroshenko, who, according to the preliminary data of the CEC, is winning the presidential elections, will keep his promise regarding the sale of his assets after the inauguration.
“As to my business, already after this, a contract with an investment company will be drawn up, regarding the search for buyers,” he stated.
We remind you that during his tenure as Head of the National Security and Defence Council in March of 2005, Poroshenko transferred his business assets in OJSC “Closed Non-Diversified Corporate Investment fund of Petro Poroshenko,” later renamed “Prime Assets Capital.”
Among Poroshenko’s biggest assets are confectionary corporation Roshen with account in Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Hungary and Germany, TV channel “Channel 5,” the Kyiv Shipbuilding Plant “Leninska Kuznia” with significant land lots in the capital and the “Sevastopol Sea Factory,” 55% in the sports club “5 Element” in Kyiv, 50,08% of the International Investment Bank, 49,996% of insurance company “Krayina.”
According to “Ukrderzhreyestr,” the politician remains the sole owner of the fund headed by his father Olexiy Poroshenko.
Besides, Poroshenko has a percentage in the auto corporation “Bohdan,” however, he has already stated numerous times that he had withdrawn from this business several years ago, having exchanged his assets for a percentage in Roshen.
We remind you that at the beginning of 2013, “Forbes” magazine has evaluated Poroshenko’s net worth at $1,6bn, however since then the majority of Ukrainian assets have fallen in price due to the situation in the country.
We note that according to the results of processing more than half of the ballots, Poroshenko has 53.86% of the votes.
Translated by Mariya Shcherbinina
26.05.2014 | 09:35
Petro Poroshenko is leading in the elections, 53.86% of the voters have voted for him.
As of 09:30 Monday morning, the CEC has processed 50.26% of the protocols at the presidential elections. Petro Poroshenko is in first place, to whom 53.86% of Ukrainians have given their vote.
According to the Central Electoral Committee, 53.86% voters have voted for Petro Poroshenko, 13.10% – for Yulia Timoshenko, 8.48% – for Oleg Liashko, 5.48% – for Anatoliy Gritsenko, 5.18% – for Sergy Tigipko, 3.4% – for Mikhailo Dobkin, 2.26% – for Vadim Rabinovich, 1.89% – for Olga Bogomolets, 1.54% – for Petro Simonenko and 1.17% – for Oleg Tiahnybok.
The USA, Germany and Council of Europe have already celebrated the successful presidential elections in Ukraine. The Ukrainian CEC has deemed the elections of the head of state as such that did take place.
Translated by Mariya Shcherbinina
As a child, Petro was a hooligan, however he always shared his candy with classmates and helped girls carry their schoolbags.
TSN correspondents have discovered unknown facts from the life of the leader of the presidential list.
Petro Poroshenko’s female classmates from the provincial town of Bolgrad characterise him as a calm, good, and generous person. And the former judo trainer from the Moldovan village of Bendery evaluates the candidate as strong, swift and headstrong, reports TSN.Marathon.