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  5/26/2014, Iyar 26, 5774

Ukraine's 'Chocolate King' Wins Presidential Election

Ukrainian chocolate baron Petro Poroshenko claimed a resounding victory on Sunday in Ukraine's presidential election and immediately vowed to end a bloody pro-Russian uprising that thwarted voting across swathes of the eastern part of the country, AFP reports.

The pro-Western self-made billionaire won close to 56 percent of the vote, according to the report.