Lugansk People’s Republic Acting Head Leonid Pasechnik said that the new team of government officials elected in the LPR’s first vote as a part of Russia, has to take the Republic to a new level of development.
“We must do everything for the Republic to continue to move forward as a part of Russia,” Pasechnik said at a press briefing at the Lugansk Media Center. “The new team must fulfill the electors’ mandates and take the Republic’s economy and our life to a decent level.”
“The (election) results show that residents are not indifferent to the fate of our children, descendants, the fate of the Republic and the big country. They have lent us tremendous support, and we must not let our voters down,” he said.
The LPR leader praised the organization of the voting process and the security measures.
It was very important for the Republic to hold well-organized elections that fully complied with the Russian law, Pasechnik said.
The LPR Election Commission certified the results of the regional parliamentary election which the United Russia party won by a landslide gathering 74.63 percent of votes.
The first parliamentary and municipal elections in the Lugansk People’s Republic after its accession to Russia took place on September 8 through September 10.
Early voting was held on September 1 - 4 at 329 exterritorial venues in 81 Russian regions for residents staying outside the LPR , while on September 2 through 7, it was held in remote areas or locations where setting up a polling station was not possible.*i*sb