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Parliament member and former boxing champion Vitali Klitschko leads the Democratic Alliance for Reform (UDAR), which has a pro-European platform and advocates against corruption.
Klitschko, a vocal and recognizable figure at the protests, helped arrange a deal with parliament to move up presidential elections to May. He is widely seen as the front-runner.
UDAR holds 42 seats in Ukraine’s parliament.
The All Ukrainian Union Svoboda party, led by parliament member Oleh Tyahnybok, is an ultra-nationalist party that calls for withdrawal from all Russian organizations. Svoboda members played an active role in the anti-Yanukovich protests.
Svoboda advocates against communism and the social policies of the former Soviet Union. Party members helped toppled the Kiev statue of Vladimir Lenin, founder of the Russian Communist Party, leader of the Bolshevik Revolution and architect and first head of the Soviet state.
Svoboda also participated in occupying Kiev's city hall in early December, a milestone in the protest movement's campaign against Yanukovich.
Svoboda is often criticized for being homophobic and anti-Semitic. Svoboda's fascist tendencies have drawn criticism from Russia, and Jewish groups in Ukraine and beyond.
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Since its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, Ukraine has struggled with its domestic politics
Anti-government protesters clashing with police in Kiev represent a multitude of beliefs and agendas