There has been no official announcement of the final result, but the comeback fiesta has already begun.
And victory does look more certain now for Viktor Yanukovich after a presidential run-off on Sunday.
Ukraine’s electoral commission says with almost all of the votes counted, the pro-Russian candidate has a lead of a couple of points over rival Yulia Tymoshenko.
The commission says remaining results still have to come in from Yanukovich’s strongholds, and his lead will only increase.
Yanukovich is making a comeback after being ousted by Tymoshenko and her allies in the 2004 Orange Revolution.
Prime Minister Tymoshenko is due to hold a media conference but it is not known if she will concede defeat. Earlier she had threatened street protests and legal action if she suspected electoral fraud.