Ukraine's Chocolate King seeks presidency

Pro-Western billionaire with substantial political power says he can fix many of nation's problems.

    Ukraine's pre-election polls say Petro Poroshenko, a 48-year-old with a long political and business career, has the best chance of winning the first round of Sunday's presidential elections. But the former government minister faces a country in crisis.

    Al Jazeera's Nick Spicer reports from Illichivsk in Ukraine's Odessa region.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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