Pro-Russian proxies win 'election' in Donbas, - media

Source : 112 Ukraine

Leonid Pasechnik and Denis Pushilin lead the way as heads of Luhansk and Donetsk People's Republics, respectively; as of late Sunday, about one-third of votes were counted
08:03, 12 November 2018

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The Acting Head of LNR, 'Luhansk People's Republic' Leonid Pasechnik wins the so-called election so far. According to Interfax Ukraine news agency, the incumbent leader of the pro-Kremlin forces in Luhansk region got 70.42 percent of voters; this is the data based on 31 percent of all bills in the occupied areas of Luhansk region. 

'Mir Luganshchine' (Peace to Luhansk region, - 112 International), the local civil movement leads the way in the 'parliamentary elections' in LNR.

The overall turnout of voters made 77 percent, the news agency reports. 

Denis Pushilin, the acting leader of the self-styled Donetsk People's Republic (DNR) also may celebrate victory soon. The vote count shows he scored 57 percent of votes (with 27.19 percent of bills processed). The overall voters' turnout in DNR exceeded 80 percent. 

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Pro-Russian movement 'Donetskaya Respublika' wins the 'parliamentary election' in the occupied areas of Donetsk region, with 74 percent of votes collected.

As is known, the so-called elections took place in the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions on Sunday, November 11. The voters elected the leaders of 'people's republics' and their representatives in the parliaments of the 'republics'.

Ukraine, the U.S. and the EU unanimously condemned the voting, considering it illegitimate. Russia still has not commented on the outcome of the election.

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