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11 November 2018, 15:24

Elections

Observers: People queueing at polling stations, turnout unexpectedly high

LUGANSK, November 11 (Lugansk Media Centre) – LPR residents were seen queueing outside polling stations today, the international observers said.

"It's my second time here, I visited the LPR in 2016. The previous voting was well-organized, but today I've seen even further improvement," said Jarmo Ekman from Finland.

"The election process is going without violations, the turnout is good, people are choosing their future," said Igor Kozeyev from South Ossetia.

An observer from Abkhazia said that he was shocked by queues at polling stations, especially by the amount of young people there.

"I can see no violations that could affect election. The turnout is very high, unexpected," he said.

 Zoran Krstic of Serbia has highly estimated the election. "The election is democratic and comply with international standards."

"Usually people sleep on Sunday mornings, but today we saw a lot of them coming as early as 9 a.m. coming to cast ballots," said Tatiana Raab from Germany.

Voting stations opened across the LPR at 8 a.m. They are scheduled to close at 8 p.m., but their operation might be prolonged.

The four candidates running for Head have promised to focus on improving economy, living standards, heath care and social guarantees, and to fight corruption.

In accordance with the Article 16 of the Election Law, in order to win a candidate needs the majority of votes cast.

LuganskMediaCentre — 11 November — Lugansk