In the self-proclaimed DND and LNR on Sunday held primaries. In the republics they are called the prelude to the local elections, designed to ensure fair and transparent electoral process there. The Ukrainian side, recall, postpone local elections in the Republic, written in the Minsk agreement, under the pretext that their normal holding in DND and LNR supposedly impossible.
That Republic and decided to prove that nothing impossible there: the population is ready to go to the polls, prepared to nominate candidates. By the way, the primaries took another for the reason that deputies of local councils and for the posts of heads of local administrative-territorial units moved as many as 1098 nominees. Residents DND will choose the best applicants for a post of the mayor of Donetsk ( of 5 candidates), members of the city Council (141 candidate 64), deputies of local councils, of heads of villages Aleksandrovka, Andreevka, Elenovka, Larino, Liubivka Staromykhailivka and the city of Mospino. In the LC the residents of Lugansk, Alexandrovsk settlement Anniversary have to vote for candidates for posts in bodies of local self-government. There were registered 234 candidate.
People should hold a kind of “screening” to determine who will go to the polls in their final version. In fact, what is happening on the weekend was the mock elections. But — General. With the legally established electoral commissions, observers, including international ones. The OSCE, however, refused to officially observe the process, but unofficially said that the situation will track.
Vladislav DEINEGO, the representative of the LC in the Contact group, told “MK”, why the need for these “trial elections”:
Primaries — a kind of study of public opinion, a test of strength – both of which should ensure the conduct of normal and democratic elections and for candidates to understand which of them are ready to support residents.
– As the conduct of the primaries responded to the Ukraine?
– There is, in principle, constantly making noise. But they confuse elections and primaries. However, when there is substantive conversation with the same Leonid Kuchma within the framework of the Minsk contact group, there is an understanding that the primaries in any case not contrary to the Minsk process and the fact that subsequent elections must be held within its framework.
– How the OSCE responds to the primaries?
– We have international observers from nearly 20 countries. Unfortunately, the representatives of the OSCE ODIHR for us in Lugansk are not present. In Donetsk don’t know. While the situation in the republics relaxed, people vote actively.
R. S. According to 12 hours, the DNI of 600 thousand voters voted 124 thousand. This is the fifth part of all eligible voters.