1 October 2016, 18:41
LPR ready for tomorrow's primaries, Interim Vote Commission chairman says
LPR is ready for tomorrow's primaries, stated the Interim Vote Commission (IVC) chairman, Minister of justice Sergey Kozyakov.
"We are ready," he said.
"Polling station commissions (PSC) representatives received ballot papers and delivered them with police escort to the stations yesterday. Now the ballots are counted over again, information posters being set up and all the necessary arrangements are finalized," he reported.
Kozyakov reminded that useful information concerning the primaries is published in The Republic and The XXI century newspapers and available on Lugansk Media Centre website.
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 — 01 October — Lugansk