“Chocolate King” Leads in Ukraine Presidential Polls

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Ukraine’s presidential election is Sunday.Nearly 20 candidates are standing for election.  This election has become downright dangerous for many in the east to be associated with the vote, since the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk declared independence last week. Ukrainian police and election officials accuse pro-Russia gunmen there of seizing election commission offices and threatening members in an effort to derail the presidential vote.

In most polls, several candidates have failed to even scratch the surface. While those in the lead are familiar faces to many Ukrainians. CCTV Roee Ruttenberg has more from Kiev.

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Ukraine's Presidential Elections this Sunday

Ukraine's Presidential Elections this Sunday

Ukraine's presidential election is Sunday.Nearly 20 candidates are standing for election. In most polls, several candidates have failed to even scratch the surface. while those in the lead are familiar faces to many Ukrainians. CCTV Roee Ruttenberg has more from Kiev.

CCTV’s Mike Walter interviews James Jatras, former U.S. diplomat who is now the deputy Director of the American Institute in Ukraine on the elections in Ukraine.

James Jatras on Ukraine Elections

James Jatras on Ukraine Elections

CCTV's Mike Walter interviews James Jatras, former U.S. diplomat who is now the deputy Director of the American Institute in Ukraine on the elections in Ukraine.

For more on the upcoming vote, CCTV’s Phillip Yin speaks with Anders ASlund, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute. Phillip Yin started by asking how Ukraine’s tensions with Russia will play in the elections.

Anders ASlund on Ukraine Presidential Election

Anders ASlund on Ukraine Presidential Election

For more on the upcoming vote, CCTV’s Phillip Yin speaks with Anders ASlund, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute. Phillip Yin started by asking how Ukraine's tensions with Russia will play in the elections.

  • Gianni Truvianni

    this is the candidate of the people or at least of those people in the US government