( AFP ) - Ukraine's pro-Western party of reformer Yulia Tymoshenko was leading in ballot tallies Monday after parliamentary elections, winning 34.09 percent with 20.83 percent of all ballots counted.
The Regions party, led by Tymoshenko's bitter rival Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych, is second with 28.83 percent of the ballots counted so far, the electoral commission said.
President Viktor Yushchenko's Our Ukraine party, allied to Tymoshenko's Bloc, was trailing third with 16.52 percent of the vote.
The Communist party won 5.01 percent of the ballots counted so far, with the Litvin Bloc bagging 4.29 percent and the Socialist party getting 3.43 percent, officials said.
As exit polls showed that the pro-West forces could get a narrow victory over parties backing Yanukovych, Tymoshenko, who helped Yushchenko to power in the 2004 pro-democracy "Orange Revolution", said that a new coalition government would be "announced within two days."
Before the election, both she and Yushchenko vowed to renew their alliance in a bid to overcome the powerful Regions Party which would allow Tymoshenko to wrest the premiership from the Moscow-backed Yanukovych.
Sunday's poll was the third national election for this deeply divided country of 47 million people in as many years.
A bitter power struggle between Yushchenko and Yanukovych had paralysed the country's politics for months, leading to the early election, which came just 18 months after another legislative poll.