The elections have been condemned by Ukraine, The US and the European Union
The elections have been developed between strong security measures
The republics separatists of Donetsk and Lugansk held this Sunday the elections overseen by Russia and against the entire international community. The elections have been condemned by Ukraine, the united States and the European Union, they said they will not recognize the results. In the voting are elected "presidents" and "deputies" for the two "republics popular" self-proclaimed by the rebels in the two regions, that from four years ago are beyond the power of Kiev.
In Donetsk all observers give for made the victory of Denis Pushilin, of 37 years. Pushilin was appointed to succeed Alexander Zajarchenko, a former combatant who died in August in a suicide bombing. In Lugansk, Leonid Pasechink, 48, a former regional manager of the security services-Ukrainian, replaced Igor Plotnitski, dismissed in November of 2017.
according To the electoral commissions of both territories, and counted during the early hours of Monday, a little less than a third of the votes, Denis Pushilin achieved a 57% in Donetsk, and Leonid Pasechnik 70% in Lugansk.
With the endorsement of both leaders, Moscow aspires to tie up the territories that had seceded to a new stage that will begin with the presidential elections in ukraine in march of next year, a few elections that, unlike these, are an unknown.
The elections have been developed between strong security measures in territories hardly communicated with the rest of Ukraine. In the area flows the ruble and the separatists have a considerable support among the population. They promised independence and pushed for joining Russia, but the two republics have been recognized by virtually no one and Moscow has not taken the step to stay with that territory. The fights have not stopped intensified in recent months, despite appeals by the international community to respect the cease-fire was coined by the Peace agreement of Minsk of February 2015.
Ukraine called on the West to impose new sanctions against Russia for participating in the organization of the elections in Donetsk and Lugansk. "They are organized under the sub-machine guns Russian in an occupied territory" by Russia, said the president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko. The head of the diplomacy of the European Union, Federica Mogherini, said that these elections "illegal and illegitimate" will not be "recognized" by the 28. But Moscow, he said that these elections "have no relationship" with the peace agreement in Minsk: "people just need to live and ensure order in their region", said the spokesman of Russian diplomacy, Mary Zajarova, citing the "need to fill the power vacuum".
again have become provided bids to encourage participation: eggs with discount and coupon with free calls. This type of claims to get to the voter of the house are not strangers in Central Europe or in Russia. During the referendum of accession to the EU in 2003, Lithuania gave vouchers (redeemable for beer) to those who were to vote. In the parliamentary elections on Russian this year, it had placed meat on the grill and games for children along to the polling stations. But the innovation of this year is a music video in which schoolboys and schoolgirls dance a are catchy while step-by-step stage how is the routine of voting.
in the two republics (which total 3.5 million inhabitants) have been presentadon several candidates, but no one doubted the victory of the current leaders, who advocate for strengthening ties with Russia and were approved by Moscow. Although the elections are not necessary to govern this 'grey zone', the voting is convenient to give legitimacy to these two "Republics Popular". The two had been headed for months by leaders of interim should have their authority backed up by the voting.
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