Who Will Be the Next President of Ukraine?

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Feb. 25 (Bloomberg) –- On today’s “Global Outlook,” Bloomberg’s Ryan Chilcote reports on Yulia Tymoshenko and her possible run for president in Ukraine. He speaks to Trish Regan and Matt Miller on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart.” (Source: Bloomberg)

The orange revolution.

Give us a sense of who she is and where she comes from and what she means to ukrainians today.

Quack she was a businesswoman in the 1990 passes.

Many would argue she became a fantastically successful career politician after that.

She has been tactically savvy enough to serve as the country's prime minister not once but twice.

Some see her as a hero.

She was really a nemesis, of the outgoing president who fled on friday.

Lost to him by a very small, low single-digit margin, and then went to prison and then a prison hospital, many believe because of her opposition after she was convicted on what her supporters say were absurd and politically motivated charges, that she signed a deal with russia's president clinton that was counter to the country's interest, only to get released this weekend as he was fleeing, by her supporters, to then emerge on a stage on independence square and speak to a crowd of about 50,000 people from a wheelchair.

On the other hand, she is a dead of an opportunist.

They look at her as a chameleon who will change her views and allegiance ease -- allegiances.

That includes people on independence square, to be frank.

Some people think they need a new rate of politicians.

I do not think being an opportunist or a populist makes her any different than politicians around here.

Some would say it makes her very skilled at the democratic election.

What do you think her chances are?

A good politician, she has had fantastic setting, for sure, to launch a campaign.

Will she be the next president?

She did -- he not only indicated she is ready to run for the presidency, but when she spoke to the crowd, in some ways, the way she was talking was as if sade is the president.

She has not officially debated her people, but i would be very surprised and many people would be, if she did not.

As for her chances, more people could come into the race.

She is the only politician that, right now, people think have the same kind of weight the president had in the last election.

Let me ask you.

She is polarizing.

I have spoken to a lot of ukrainian americans and a lot of them do not think very favorably of her and do not necessarily think that is the solution.

Is this a common sentiment you are seeing overseas in the ukraine?

It gets back to the opportunistic theme.

People see her as, she was prime minister and work in various governments and what she said when she was running for office or outside of office was usually very different than what she said when she was in office.

She happened to get along with president clinton very well.


A critic of his.

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