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Heavyweight boxing champ Klitschko will run for Ukraine presidency

Published on Feb 25, 2014 8:09 PM
 
Ukrainian opposition leader and head of the UDAR (Punch) party Vitaly Klitschko listens to a journalist's question during a news conference in Kiev, Feb 23, 2014. Mr Klitschko on Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014, announced that he will run for Ukraine's presidency in elections scheduled for May 25. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

KIEV (AFP) - Heavyweight boxing world champion Vitali Klitschko on Tuesday announced that he will run for Ukraine's presidency in elections scheduled for May 25.

"I will be on the ballot for the post of president of Ukraine," the protest leader told journalists in parliament.