28 September 2018, 20:31


LPR Election Commission begins verification of social movements’ support signatures

LUGANSK, September 28 (Lugansk Media Centre) - The Lugansk People’s Republic Central Election Commission has begun verification of the supporting signature lists submitted by two social movements to run in the LPR parliamentary election, CEC chairwoman Yelena Kravchenko told the Lugansk Media Centre.

“Both organisations (Mir Luganschine and Lugansk Economic Union) have met the deadline to submit signatures in support of their respective candidates,” Kravchenko said. Following verification, the CEC will decide on the registration of the social movements’ candidate lists, she said.

September 28 is the deadline for submitting support signatures, the CEC chairwoman added.

On September 7, LPR lawmakers passed the resolution setting November 11, 2018 as the date for parliamentary and head of the Republic elections. On September 6,  acting LPR Head Leonid Pasechnik signed the parliament-approved bills amending the LPR Provisional Basic Law (Constitution) and certain election law which extended the term of office for the Head of the Republic and parliamentarians from four to five years starting from the next election.

The Mir Luganschine social movement held its fifth Congress on September 20. It reviewed the candidate list for the parliamentary election asking acting LPR Head Leonid Pasechnik to lead it to which he acceded with unanimous support. The Mir Luganschine Executive Committee chairman named 84 parliamentary candidates.

The Lugansk Economic Union (LES) social movement approved its election programme and candidate list at the Congress in Lugansk on September 21.

LuganskMediaCentre — 28 September — Lugansk