Zelensky's party wins absolute majority in Ukraine parliament vote: media

The party of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky won an absolute majority in parliamentary elections, according to media projections Monday, with a record vote share. 


Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy reacts at his party's headquarters after a parliamentary election in Kiev, Ukraine July 21, 2019. (Photo: VCG)

The comedian-turned-president's Servant of the People party was set to take more than half the places in Ukraine's 450-seat parliament, according to projections with 44 percent of the vote counted.