The opposition party of Viktor Yanukovych and his allies won the most seats on Sunday, claiming almost one-third, followed by Tymoshenko's party, with President Viktor Yushchenko's party finishing third in the voting. While the leaders of Ukraine's Orange Revolution claimed more votes overall, no single party has enough seats to form a new government on its own.
Tymoshenko, who served as prime minister until being dismissed by President Yushchenko last year, said the elections were a sign that people have become "energized by politics since the Orange Revolution." She added, "The people have chosen and that choice was for the ideas of the Orange Revolution." The former prime minister also expressed her hope that Ukraine becomes an example for all former Soviet countries that wish to become democratic societies.
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