LUGANSK, November 1 (Lugansk Media Centre) - More than 63 percent of Lugansk People’s Republic residents want to vote for Pasechnk at the Head of the Republic election on November 11, Special Status social research centre director Alexander Protsenko, PhD, told the Lugansk Media Centre citing recent opinion poll results.
“The poll conducted across the LPR involved 1,000 respondents. The margin of error was 3.2 percent. As many as 63.3 percent of those polled said they would vote for Leonid Pasechnik, 11.1 percent would support Oleg Koval, 3.9 percent would vote for Natalia Sergun and 1.8 percent for Lyudmila Rusnak; 19.9 percent were undecided,” Protsenko said.
He noted that voter turnout at the November 11 parliamentary and Head of the Republic elections might reach over 70 percent.
According to Protsenko, 52.3 percent of the respondents were confident that they would take part in the vote and 19.7 percent said “they were likely to vote.”
The poll results also showed that 54.5 percent of LPR voters planned to support the Mir Luganschine social movement, and that 15.3 percent would support the Lugansk Economic Union (LES); 30.2 percent of the respondents were undecided, he said.
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.
After verification of the documents and support lists, the Central Election Commission registered four candidates for the country’s top post, as well as the parliament candidate lists of the social movements Mir Luganschine and Lugansk Economic Union (LES).