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Elections in Donetsk People’s Republic over

November 02, 2014, 20:27 UTC+3 DONETSK
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DONETSK, November 2. /TASS/. Elections of the head of republic and the parliament are over in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR).

According to the DPR Central Election Commission, as many as 527,642 people took part in the polling as of 14:00 local time. Earlier, the Central Election Commission said that about 1.148 million people enjoyed the right to vote.

The DPR interior ministry said no serious violations of public order had been reported during the voting. The republic’s defence ministry told TASS that a number of minor incidents had been registered that had not impacted the voting.

“There was a bomb call at one of the polling stations in Donetsk. Jointly with the police, we evacuated members of the election commission and voters and examinded the building. No bomb was found,” said Eduard Basurin, the DPR defence ministry spokesman.

Candidates for head of the Donetsk People’s Republic are incumbent Prime Minister Alexander Zakharchenko. First deputy speaker of the Novorossia parliament Alexander Kofman, and lawmakers of the DPR Supreme Council /legislature/ Yuri Sivokonenko.

Seats in the DPR parliament were contested by the movements Donetsk Republic, with Alexander Zakharchenko topping its party ticket, and Free Donbass led by public activist Yevgeny Orlov.

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