Lawyer, 39, emerges as front-runner in Ukraine opposition

Arseniy Yatseniuk, a lawyer and economist, is one of four men vying to take the lead in the Ukrainian parties opposing president Viktor Yanukovich.

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If the four persuade Mr Yanukovich to stand down shortly, there could be a run-off between them in 2014 - otherwise they will have to wait until the next presidential elections are due in 2015. Mr Yatseniuk, the lawyer, is now head of the Fatherland party, the party that used to be led by the now-imprisoned Yulia Tymoshenko. The Fatherland party is the biggest in the country behind the ruling Regions group. Polls show that Mr Yatseniuk would beat the incumbent in a two-horse race. Source: Financial Times

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