1 October 2016, 19:56
LPR Head urges voters to actively participate in the upcoming primaries
LPR Head Igor Plotnitskiy called upon voters to take an active part in the primaries, that are scheduled for tomorrow, October 2nd.
"Tomorrow we have the primaries, our "election training exercise". I ask all Lugansk, Aleksandrovsk and Yubileiniy residents to actively participate so that we determine opinion leadres, who deserve being regarded as future candidates to certain positions in goverenment and other bodies," he said.
"I call upon you once again, take active part in the vote!" Plotnitskiy urged.
LPR Head 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 — 01 October — Lugansk