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Poroshenko to run for second term if next six months are successful

The president said he is undecided on participation in the elections.

Poroshenko to run for second term if next six months are successful
Photo: Photo: presidential press service

President Petro Poroshenko says he would decide whether he is running for a second presidential term depending on how successful are the next six months, Interfax-Ukraine reported on 25 January.

"We have more than a year before the elections, the cycle will begin only in the autumn. My decision will depend on how successful are the next six months," the president said in response to a journalist's question.

The next presidential election in Ukraine will be held in the spring of 2019.

Fatherland's Yuliya Tymoshenko and Petro Poroshenko are holding lead in the most recent popularity polls.

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