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Viktor Yushchenko
Віктор Ющенко
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Yushchenko in 2016
President of Ukraine
In office
23 January 2005 – 25 February 2010
Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko
Yuriy Yekhanurov
Viktor Yanukovych
Preceded by Leonid Kuchma
Succeeded by Viktor Yanukovych
Prime Minister of Ukraine
In office
22 December 1999 – 29 May 2001
Cabinet Yushchenko Government
President Leonid Kuchma
Deputy Yuriy Yekhanurov
Preceded by Valeriy Pustovoitenko
Succeeded by Anatoliy Kinakh
Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine
In office
January 1993 – 22 December 1999
Preceded by Vadym Hetman
Succeeded by Volodymyr Stelmakh
People's Deputy of Ukraine
In office
14 May 2002 – 23 January 2005
Constituency Independent, No.1
Personal details
Born
Viktor Andriyovych Yushchenko

(1954-02-23) 23 February 1954 (age 67)
Khoruzhivka, Sumy Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Political party Communist Party of Ukraine
(1980–1991)
Independent
(1991–2005)
Our Ukraine
(2005–present)
Spouse(s) Svetlana Kolesnyk (Divorced)
Kateryna Yushchenko
Children Vitalina Yushchenko, Andriy Yushchenko, Sophia, Khrystyna, Taras
Alma mater Ternopil National Economic University
Academy of Banking
Signature Viktor Yushchenko's signature.svg
Military service
Branch/service Border Guard unit of KGB
Years of service 1975–1976
Rank Captain

Viktor Andriyovych Yushchenko (Ukrainian: Віктор Андрійович Ющенко) (born February 23, 1954) is a previous President of Ukraine. On November 26, 2004, he lost the Ukrainian presidential election. However, he and his followers argued that the election had been corrupted. They argued that the election results had been falsified by the Ukrainian government, in support of the opposing candidate Victor Yanukovych. They organized political demonstrations in the autumn and winter of 2004 that gathered millions of people all over the country. They called the demonstrations The Orange Revolution. The Constitutional Court ordered a second round of elections, which Yuschenko won.

Yushchenko claimed to have been poisoned by political enemies. Certainly, he was hospitalized and his appearance showed signs of a grave illness.

Yulia Tymoshenko and Yushchenko were once strong allies (during the Orange Revolution). Today there is a lot of political misunderstanding between Tymoshenko and Yushchenko.

In February 2010 Yushchenko lost the presidential election to Viktor Yanukovych.

From December 1999 till May 2001 Yushchenko was the Ukrainian prime minister and from January 1993 till December 1999 head of the national bank of Ukraine.

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