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11 October 2018, 16:05

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Over 90 pct of LPR students say elections are a benchmark - poll

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LUGANSK, October 11 (Lugansk Media Centre) - More than 90 percent of Lugansk People’s Republic students who took part in the Vladimir Dal Lugansk National University (LNU) online poll said that the elections were an important event for the Republic, the LNU press service reported.

One hundred and twenty four students took part in the poll called “Elections Through the Eyes of Students. Lugansk People’s Republic 2018.” The respondents represented such universities as LNU, Taras Shevchenko University, St Luke Lugansk State Medical University, Donbass State Technical University and Lugansk State Academy of Culture and Arts.

“More than 90 percent of students note the significance of the elections, while 31 percent of those polled said they would like to run for Head of the Republic in the future,” the press service said. 

The action was initiated by Vladimir Dal University fourth-year political science student Darya Ganeva.

“The respondents’ answers give an insight into the body of student voters and their personal attitudes towards the election, as well as their idea of the accomplishments the leader of the Republic must have,” Ganeva said.  “The answers were converted into percentages to shape a portrait of the ideal candidate, as viewed by students.”

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).

LuganskMediaCentre — 11 October — Lugansk