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LUHANSK, November 2. /TASS/. Foreign observers monitoring elections in Ukraine's self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic mark a high voter turnout at polling stations which opened at 8am, Moscow time.
“We have just visited a polling station that was filled to capacity. My first impression is that people show huge interest in the elections,” Manuel Ochsenreiter from Polling stations open in Luhansk People’s Republic and Donetsk People’s Republic
He said there were hundreds of people in the premises, elderly and families with children among them. The observer said he had seen no violations as of yet, adding that the elections proceeded calmly and marking efficient security measures.
Republic’s incumbent leader Igor Plotnitsky, head of the Federation of Trade Unions Oleg Akimov, Health Minister Larisa Airapetyan and businessman Viktor Penner are running for the post of Luhansk republican leader.