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Billionaire wins Ukraine election

Turnout in eastern hub at 2%

Posted: May 26, 2014 at 5:04 a.m.

KIEV, Ukraine -- Caught in a battle for influence between Russia and the West, Ukrainians elected Petro Poroshenko as president Sunday, turning to a pro-European billionaire to lead them out of six months of turmoil.

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