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Chocolate king claims victory in Ukraine presidential vote

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Chocolate baron Petro Poroshenko claimed a resounding victory in Ukraine's presidential election and immediately vowed to end a bloody pro-Russian uprising that thwarted voting across swathes of the separatist east. 

Chocolate baron Petro Poroshenko, shown here in Kiev on May 25, 2014, claimed a resounding victory in Ukraine's presidential election and immediately vowed to end a bloody pro-Russian uprising that thwarted voting across swathes of the east

The pro-Western self-made billionaire won close to 56 percent of a vote held while the ex-Soviet country is threatened by disintegration and financial collapse.

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