: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Okhendovsky does not rule out holding elections in some districts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions


According to preliminary forecasts, preterm elections of people’s deputies may be held in 13 out of 21 electoral districts in Donetsk region and in five out of 11 election districts in Luhansk.
CEC Head Mykhailo Okhendovsky said during a meeting with Special Coordinator of the OSCE short term observation mission, the Central Election Commission press service informs.
“He (Okhendovsky – Ed.) accentuated attention of foreign guests on peculiarities of preparation for holding elections in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, where a part of territories is controlled by illegal armed groups of terrorist organizations – the so-called “DPR” and “LPR.” Therefore, according to him, elections may be held in 13 out of 21 electoral districts in Donetsk region and in five out of 11 electoral districts in Luhansk region,” a statement reads.
The CEC head said that citizens, who have to temporarily move from the country’s east, will be able to change the place of voting without the change of the election address and according to a simplified procedure. In addition, he stressed, elections of people’s deputies will not be held on the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and in the city of Sevastopol, however, their residents will be able to express their will in other regions of Ukraine as during the early presidential elections, when only based on registration in a passport and an application to the State Register of Voters, Crimean residents could change the place of voting.

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