United Russia, the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR), the Communist Party (KPRF) and A Just Russia have won mandates in the Lugansk People’s Republic 1st People’s Council (parliament).
The first parliamentary and municipal elections in the LPR after its accession to Russia took place on September 8 through September 10. Early voting was held at exterritorial venues in 81 Russian regions and remote or hard-to-access areas.
The election was held on party lists; a political party had to net at least 5 percent of votes to be represented in the regional 50-seat parliament. All the five parties running in the election had opened their offices in the Republic.
United Russia got 74.63 percent of the vote (39 mandates), the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia 9.87 percent (five mandates), the Communist Party of the Russian Federation 7.5 percent (four mandates) and A Just Russia 5.56 percent (two mandates). New People, the fifth election participant, did not win any seats with 1.46 percent of vote.
Voter turnout was 72.53 percent.*i*sb