Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko hails a sweeping victory for pro-Europe parties in Sunday's parliamentary election, saying voters back his pro-Western course. Vanessa Johnston reports.
Exit polls in Ukraine's parliamentary election show pro-Europe parties securely in the lead. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says the final result is expected in 10 days -- but that talks between the party leaders would begin immediately. (SOUNDBITE) (Ukrainian) UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT, PETRO POROSHENKO, SAYING: "I am sure that in order to not lose time, coalition consultations will start tomorrow. And I think leaders of all parties will be invited to join them." Poroshenko says Sunday's vote shows that people back his plans to end a separatist conflict... As well as to follow a pro-Western, democratic path. But there was also a surprisingly strong performance by a group representing allies of ousted president Victor Yanukovich. Sunday's parliamentary election was the first since his overthrow by street protests in February.