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26 September 2016, 16:34

Primaries

Interim Vote Comission: No campaigning violations registerted

No violations of LPR the preliminary public voting (primaries) for the candidates to local authorities primaries campaigning procedures have been registered, a member of Interim Vote Commission (IVC) said.

"As of today, primaries campaigning goes without any violations," IVC member first deputy minister of Justice Vitaliy Sedykh stated.

"The campaigning is regulated by an IVC ruling, it is set to finish on 30 September midnight, this Friday," he reminded.

"IVC has imposed some limitations as well: Nazi symbols, race discrimination, inciting violence, etc are banned," first deputy minister of Justice explained.

He reminded that all candidates are guaranteed free access to mass media, while some entities and persons are not allowed to campaign.

"For instance, public authorities, military units, charities, foreigners and foreign legal entities are not eligible in terms of campaigning," Sedykh said.

LPR Head Igor Plotnitskiy on July, 4th announced the preliminary public voting (primaries) for the candidates to local authorities. Earlier he declared that the Republic would hold local elections if Kiev, even pressured by the West, refused to fulfill the political part of the Minsk agreements, which stipulates holding local elections in Donbass.

The representatives of LPR major civil movements, Mir Luganshchine (Peace to Lugansk) and Lugansk Economic Union, have declared full support to the voting.

The public assemblies were held in 14 LPR towns, each to elect 7 delegates to the General meeting. The General meeting on July, 24th appointed 15 members to the Interim Vote Commission (IVC) that defines voting districts, members of local territorial and district commissions, work out candidate nomination procedure, etc. LPR's justice minister Sergey Kozjakov was elected to head the IVC. The vote steering committee on July, 26th decided to hold the primaries in Lugansk, town of Aleksandrovsk and Yubileyniy settlement on October, 2nd. IVC has registered the 234 candidates for primaries.

Foreign journalists and international observers are welcomed in LPR to report the vote, their safety is guaranteed by Head of LPR Igor Plotnitskiy.

LuganskMediaCentre — 26 September — Lugansk