JRL NEWSWATCH: “5 ways that Poroshenko can still win” – Kyiv Post/ Brian Bonner

Petro Poroshenko file photo, with additional men in background, adapted from image at state.gov

“… Most Ukrainian voters, however, see … [Poroshenko] as someone who squandered the clear mantle of leadership handed to him with a resounding 54 percent of the vote in 2014, securing a first-round knockout victory over ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, whose third presidential bid ended in failure on March 31. Voters say they see him as no better than all the other scheming oligarchs who have monopolized the nation’s economy, politics and media. But there’s still time to recover before the April 21 vote. …. With his political survival on the line, Poroshenko is going to do everything in his powers to win re-election. Here are five possible ways: Clean house …. Reach out to critics …. Hammer Zelenskiy’s inexperience, Kolomoisky ties …. Suppress turnout …. Extreme methods …. This final round will be rough enough without anything illegal. So my advice to Poroshenko: Play it nice. Conduct a hard-fought, but clean campaign. Remember that Russia is right next door. So the extent to which all politicians … can remain civilized and united behind national goals, the safer we’ll all sleep at night.”

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