KYIV (QHA) - The Ukrainian WBC heavyweight boxing champion, Vitaliy Klitschko, has confirmed he will run in the country's 2015 presidential election, BBC informs.
Klitschko made the declaration at a session of parliament on October 24 after the legislature dominated by deputies from the ruling Party of Regions and its allies passed a bill that could bar him from standing in the 2015 election.
As reported earlier, the amendment to current tax legislation adopted by Parliament would bar Ukrainian nationals who hold permanent resident status in another country from standing for president.
As for Klitschko, he has resident status in Germany where he often travels.
To be noted, Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych is widely expected to seek a second term in the March 2015 election.