"Elections" in occupied Donetsk, Luhansk have no legal effect, - Central Election Commission

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Central Election Commission categorically denies any legal force of these illegal and manipulative elections
11:21, 12 November 2018


“Elections” on the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, which took place on November 11, are illegal, as the statement of Ukraine’s Central Election Commission says.

“Central Election Commission states that the “elections” held on the temporary temporary occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions on November 11, 2018 are illegal. As they were organized and held with violations of Ukraine’s Constitution and electoral legislation, against the norms and principles of the international law,” the representatives of the Central Elections Commission stated.

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The statement says that this “elections” do not cause any legal result, they don’t have any legal effect.

“Therefore, the Central Election Commission categorically denies any legal force of these illegal and manipulative elections,” the message says.

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The Commission thinks that only the conduction of the elections with a complete compliance with the Ukrainian legislation and OSCE standards with a provision of the relevant international observance is a key to a legal result of the election process.

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'.

Related: Results of “elections” in occupied Donbas null and void, - Ukraine's part of Trilateral Contact Group

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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