|Exit poll: Candy tycoon elected Ukraine president|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
KIEV, Ukraine Exit polls suggested candy tycoon Petro Poroshenko was elected president Sunday in the first round of balloting in the bitterly divided country, and he vowed to bring peace to the Ukrainian land.
The billionaire who supports strong ties with Europe but also wants to mend relations with Russia claimed victory after a vote that took place amid weeks of fighting in eastern Ukraine where pro-Moscow separatists have seized government buildings and battled government troops.
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