(QHA) -

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s bloc is claiming victory in the country's October 26 parliamentary elections.

Volodymyr Groysman, a leader of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc, was quoted as saying on October 29 the political group was leading with support from a majority of Ukrainians, UNIAN reports.

Vitaliy Kovalchuk, also from the bloc, said it will be "the basis" of a future coalition.

With 98 percent of the ballots counted on October 29, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk's People's Front party was leading with 22.2 percent, while Proshenko's bloc had 21.8 percent.

But Poroshenko's bloc fared better in first-past-the-post voting, and according to election commission data, was positioned to take 133 parliamentary seats compared to 81 seats for Yatsenyuk's People's Front.

Yatsenyuk earlier suggested he was likely to continue as Ukraine's prime minister after a new government is formed.

QHA