28 September 2016, 14:56


LPR citizens temporarily outside the Republic are eligible to vote at primaries

LPR citizens temporarily leaving outside the Republic are eligible to vote at the preliminary public voting (primaries), stated the Interim Vote Commission (IVC) chairman, Minister of Justice Sergey Kozyakov.  

"We see a lot of people coming back to Lugansk, reviving the city every day. We took it into account that people will be coming back to vote," he said.

"The Regulation for holding the preliminary public voting grants voting rights to eligible voters with residence address at the areas appointed for primaries, temporarily away from their usual residence, not registered in other communities. They can vote in ballot constituencies corresponding to their usual residence address," he explained.

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 234 candidates for the 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 — 28 September — Lugansk