The second day of referendums was held in Donbass and in the liberated territories. Thus, the voter turnout following the results of two days of voting in the referendum in the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) was 45.86%. This was announced on Saturday, September 24, by the chairman of the Central Election Commission of the LPR, Elena Kravchenko, to journalists.
According to her, the second day of voting of citizens of the LNR in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation passed without incident.
As Svetlana Kirsanova, chairman of the foreign commission of the CEC of the LPR in the Russian Federation, emphasized, more than 110 thousand residents of the republic voted at polling stations on the territory of the Russian Federation.
In turn, the head of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Denis Pushilin, noted that a good turnout is expected in the republic at the end of the second day of voting.
“We have a fairly high turnout as of yesterday, even more than we expected, <…> today we also expect a good result, given that we again see queues, and today is still a day off,” he said on the air of the TV channel “Russia 1”.
As the head of the Public Chamber of the DPR Alexander Kofman noted, the referendum in the DPR is being held in compliance with all international norms and rules.
In the Zaporozhye region, according to the head of the election commission of the regions, Galina Katyushchenko, over 35.5% of voters living in the Russian-controlled territory of the region voted in two days. More than 12,000 people voted in the referendum at polling stations on the territory of the Russian Federation.
“The second day of voting at the referendum in the Kherson region has ended, the voter turnout on an accrual basis amounted to 31.79% of the list of voters,” said Marina Zakharova, chairman of the Kherson region election commission.
She clarified that the residents of the Kherson region in the referendum on Saturday voted more actively than on Friday. Violations and provocations at sites in the Kherson region on Saturday were not identified.
A day earlier, residents of Kherson spoke about their expectations after the referendum. According to them, with Russia, the region will be able to boost the economy, medicine and education.
The referendums started the day before, on 23 September. The total turnout by the evening of the first day was more than 15%. The referenda will last until 27 September.
As the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova pointed out, referenda in the republics of Donbass, as well as in the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions, comply with international law and are the realization of the legitimate rights of residents.
On February 24, Russia launched a special operation to protect Donbass. The decision was made against the background of the aggravation of the situation in the region as a result of shelling by the Ukrainian military.
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