Ukraine went to the polls today for a parliamentary election that saw President Viktor Yushchenko again face off against his bitter rival, Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych.
A close contest was expected between parties siding with the president, who led the Orange Revolution of 2004, and allies of his Russian-leaning premier.
Exit polls from the election indicate that parties loyal to Ukraine's pro-Western President, Viktor Yanukovych have scored a narrow victory.
Mr Yushchenko dissolved parliament and called early elections after months of confrontation with Mr Yanukovych.
It is the country's third election in three years.