Opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko’s coalition block is the forerunner in the parliamentary elections that took place in Ukraine this Sunday. Her coalition won 33.55% of the total cast votes according to the partial results made public by the electoral commission on Monday after an electoral day that saw her opposition group run neck-in-neck with PM Viktor Yanukovych's group.

According to analysts, Yulia Tymoshenko, a leading figure of the Orange Revolution, could be the new Ukrainian prime minister.

Partial results showed Yanukovych's Party of Regions (PR) on second position with 31.61%. President Viktor Yushchenko's group Our Ukraine comes third with 15.39%.

But Yanukovych's PR refused to accept defeat and said it had won the election.