More than 370 thousand People participated in the primaries for the election of candidates to the Competent local authorities in the breakaway Donetsk national Republic, said the head of the provisional election Commission Andriy Korzhevskogo.
"Finished counting the votes. The turnout was 370, 517 thousand People, "– quotes his words RIA " Novosti ".
according to his statement, in the majority of districts won by candidates of the public movement " Donetsk Republic ". On Sunday in the breakaway DND and LNR in the Donbass passed a preliminary expression of the will of the public, which voters may choose candidates, worthy, in their vision, to take part in future elections of local Authorities. Expression of the will successful, However, the date of the elections, until not clear. Authorized Kiev at the talks in Minsk expressed its concern on the issue of voting in the Donbass, and said, because it will complicate the process of negotiations and contrary to agreements reached at the talks. For reviews of Kiev, the elections in the Donbass obliged to pass under Ukrainian law and with the participation of the Ukrainian parties. For its part, in the people's Republic find it impossible to participate in elections of parties, movements and politicians related to the fighting. On 20 September the 1st Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Iryna Gerashchenko said that the elections in DND and LNR have the opportunity to take place only after the occurrence of a " sustainable world ", complete disarmament of the militias and observation of Kiev over the border between Ukraine and Russia. On 14 September the French foreign Ministry said that Kiev is obliged to adopt the law on elections in the Donbass, and to provide special status to the region, is the political condition of the meeting in the Normandy format. The holding of local elections in the Donbass – one of the key stages to resolve the conflict in Ukraine According to the Minsk agreements. The authorities proclaimed DND and LNR repeatedly stated that the electoral process must be harmonized with them. However, Kiev until now not adopted the necessary legislative acts.