Elections in DND and LNR: according to the «Minsk-2» and despite the position of Kiev

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Residents self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk national republics will choose on Sunday of heads and deputies of people’s councils. Kiev and some Western countries have already declared that do not recognise results of voting. In Russia at the same time, stress that elections do not contradict the Minsk agreements on Donbass.

Elections of heads and parliaments DND and LNR carried out a second time. The first time they were held in November 2014, after the start of the conflict in the Donbass. Then the deputies and heads of republics were elected for four years. Now the term of office of the deputies was extended to five years.

The decision to hold elections in DND was made after the murder of the head of the Republic Alexander Zakharchenko, which occurred August 31. Then as a result of explosion in cafe «Separable» in the center of Donetsk killed the leader of the DNI and his guard, another 11 people were injured. After a week, the people’s Council of the DND has appointed the elections on November 11. On the same day they were assigned in the LC.

Wins the one who first comes to CEC

Voting will begin at 8: 00 GMT and will last until 20.00. According to the Central election Commission DND, the Republic created by the 408 polling stations. A third of them – in Donetsk. The LC is formed in 316 polling stations.

The right to vote in the DNI and LC are citizens, permanently residing on the territory of the Republic and under 18 years of age. In DND you can vote on the passport of the Republic or Ukrainian, which is a stamp of registration on the territory controlled by militias.

«If the person was on the DPR territory, temporarily controlled by Ukraine, then such a citizen you must have address information of the migration service of the Ministry of interior DND registration on the territory controlled by the DNI» — said the CEC.

A minimum turnout of voters in elections of the heads and of the Parliament DND and LNR not. The second round is not provided. In the DNI and LC, the head of the Republic is elected by a majority vote. If the candidates gain the same number of votes, the winner is the one who first registered in the CEC.


According to the law on elections in DND and LNR for the presidency can claim to be a citizen over 30 years old, residing in the territory of the Republic for at least five years for the DNR at least 10 years for LC.

For the post of head DND claim five candidates. Among them the acting head of the DND Denis Putilin, who was appointed to the post by Parliament after the assassination of Zakharchenko. Also as candidates participated in the election of the Chairman of the «Ukrainian people’s Tribunal» on war crimes in the Donbass, Elena Shishkina, Deputy of the National Council, the former head of Gorlovka and Yenakiyevo Roman Khromenkov, former Deputy Minister of education and science DND Vladimir Medvedev and the head of the Museum of military and labor glory of the Union of veterans of Afghanistan of the Petrovsky district of Donetsk Roman Evstifeev.

In the ballot for the post of head LNR are four candidates: the acting head of the Republic Leonid beekeeper, engineer on labor protection of the enterprise «Luhansk Station» «of the Luhansk Railways» Natalia Sergun, head of Republican Committee of trade Union of workers of education and science Oleg Koval and Chairman of the Perevalsk regional branch of the public movement «Lugansk economic Union» Lyudmila Rusnak.

The beekeeper has a year head of LC, previously served as head of the Ministry of state security of LPR. According to political analysts, it has the greatest chance of becoming head of the Republic.

For seats in the National Council in the elections in DND Pushilin claim led by the public movement «Donetsk Republic» and «Free Donbass». According to the results of the elections to the Parliament of 100 deputies. Seats are allocated in proportion to the number of votes. The movement «Donetsk Republic» a majority of seats in the current convocation of the National Council.

The same pattern is allocated mandates in Parliament LNR. In elections to the national Council are two of the social movement «World region», headed by the Beekeeper, and the «Luhansk economic Union». Only the Parliament 50 deputies.

Elections in DND and LNR: according to the «Minsk-2» and despite the position of Kiev© RIA Novosti / Stringreplace in fotobiennale politician noted the legitimacy of international observers in the LC and Drogasil the results of the elections in the republics shall, within 10 days after the vote. Preliminary results may be known already on Sunday evening after the polls closed.

No doubt

According to the Director of the Institute for peace initiatives and conflict Denis Denisov, the beekeeper is likely to «get another loan from the trust, confirming its legitimacy in the post». The DNR, according to Denisov, with almost 100% probability of election victory will be won by the President.

«In Donetsk, the majority will get a «Donetsk Republic», about 25-30% of the seats will receive a «Free Donbass». In Lugansk, the dominant political force will remain «the World Luhansk region», — told RIA Novosti Denisov.
Monitoring of elections

Elections in DND and LNR: according to the «Minsk-2» and despite the position of Kiev© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikova in fotoreceptorilor parliamentary elections Nrcac said in an interview with RIA Novosti the Chairman of the CEC LNR Elena Kravchenko, the elections in the Donbass held «in accordance with international norms and standards». In the CEC DND said that the elections «will be open and democratic.» As foreign observers will be present 48 representatives from 14 States, including Italy, Austria, Germany, France, and the Netherlands.

In the LC as the foreign observers was 46 people from 22 countries, including USA, Germany, Canada and Poland.

The CEC LNR assured that «foreign observers will be guaranteed full security and secured the necessary organizational and technical conditions for their work.»

«For the emergency situations is ready»

Preparations for the elections in DND and LNR took place against the backdrop of the ongoing hostilities. Despite the announced end of August «school» the truce, the attacks continue. In DND and LNR declared that do not exclude possible provocations from Kiev.

«Signs direct preparation of divisions of power structures of Ukraine to the development of active large-scale fighting is not marked, however, the probability of carrying out provocative actions to disrupt the elections of the head of the Donetsk Republic,» said the head of Department of militia of the DNI Dennis Sinenko.

Elections in DND and LNR: according to the «Minsk-2» and despite the position of Kiev© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikova in fotobank DNR believe the call to boycott the elections by double standards Zaparovanny the representative of the LPR militia Andrey Marochko has assured that all measures have been taken to ensure security on voting day.

On the eve of elections security measures in the republics were strengthened. The sappers of the Ministry of emergency situations inspected the polling stations. On voting day, each of them will be on duty law enforcement officers and doctors.

«In case of serious provocation provided mobile polling stations In the current situation, of course, we sincerely hope and strive to make the process of voting and counting of votes was calm. However, to various emergency situations we are ready,» — said in an interview with RIA Novosti the Chairman of the CEC DND Olga Pozdnyakova.

As reported in the press service of the interior Ministry, the DNI, to ensure safety and to follow the rule of law in the election will be 1.3 thousand police officers.

Correspond to the Minsk agreements

In Kiev has repeatedly stated that the elections in DND and LNR not recognize. The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko called them «fake» and stated that to resolve the situation in the Donbas elections must be held in accordance with Ukrainian legislation.

«The current fake election, like previous ones, are worthless from a legal point of view and those that will not have any legal consequences,» — said Poroshenko.

Elections in DND and LNR: according to the «Minsk-2» and despite the position of Kiev© Photo : OSCE/Curtis BuddenВ the OSCE expressed concern about the elections in the DNI and Inrama elections in DND and LNR were raised at the meetings on the settlement of the conflict in the Donbass in Minsk. According to the foreign Ministry of the DPR, representatives of Kiev tried to get a conviction by the contact group elections on 11 November, but they failed. However, the special representative of mission of OSCE in the contact group on the Donbas has expressed the view that elections «do not meet the spirit and letter of the Minsk agreements».

Elections in DND and LNR devoted a session of the UN security Council on October 30. The proposal to hear the representative of the CEC LNR Elena Kravchenko Western countries-members of the security Council was rejected. Following the meeting of the UN security Council, the representatives of France, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, UK, Italy, Belgium and Germany made a statement in which it called on the international community «to unite in countering these illegal «elections», and also stated that it did not recognize them. They also asked Russia to halt the elections.

Press Secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, and the Russian Ambassador to the UN, Vasily Nebenzia said that the elections in the DNI and LC do not run counter to the Minsk agreements.

Elections in DND and LNR: according to the «Minsk-2» and despite the position of KievCC BY 2.0 / U.S. Embassy Kyiv Ukraine / Kurt VolkerВолкер called elections in the Donbas neligitimnym the Russian foreign Ministry said that the elections in the Donbass not a competence of the countries, calling on Russia to prevent the holding of the electoral process. «Elections are municipal in nature, and irrelevant to the competence of other States have, especially since we are not a party to the conflict», — said Deputy foreign Minister Grigory Karasin.

In DND and LNR believe that the discussion of election in the UN security Council without the participation of the Republic is absurd and incorrect. The acting head LNR beekeeper was called «hypocritical» stance of Western countries to «decide for others». The acting head of the DND Pushilin stressed that the decision to hold elections was taken after the murder Zakharchenko, to prevent a power vacuum.

«The Complex of measures on implementation of Minsk agreements should be approved by the parties only for local elections, which neither the DNR nor the LNR was not carried out and while spending is not planned», — said Pushilin.

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