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Profile: Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine's Presidential Candidate, ‘Chocolate King’

Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko, a self-made confectionery magnate worth an estimated $1.3 billion, has emerged as the front-runner in opinion polls leading up to Ukraine's presidential election scheduled for May. The surveys show the one-time foreign minister who has pledged to rescue Ukraine’s economy and face down Russia, well ahead of his main rival, former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Petro Poroshenko is known as the ‘Chocolate King’ in Ukraine, having built a fortune on...

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