Ukraine election: President Zelensky's party heads for win

(VOVWORLD) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's party is set to convincingly win a snap parliamentary election, consolidating his political power.

Exit polls suggest the Servant of the People party will have a majority in parliament - but will need a coalition partner to form a government.Five parties look on course to clear the 5% threshold to enter parliament.President Zelensky's party won 44.2%, with the pro-Russian Opposition Platform - For Life party in second place with 11.3% of the vote.

Speaking in Kiev after the polls closed, President Zelensky said he was inviting a party led by rock star Svyatoslav Vakarchuk to hold talks on forming a coalition.Mr Vakarchuk's Holos (The Voice) party has so far won 6.5% of the vote.