Election of Donetsk Peoples Republic Head is planned due to murder of Zakharchenko

Election of Donetsk Peoples Republic Head is planned due to murder of Zakharchenko

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The so-called Donetsk Peoples Republic (DPR) plans to hold election of the republics head this autumn due to the death of Alexander Zakharchenko in the result of the terrorist act on August 31 as Interfax reported citing the source among the militants authorities.
He reminded that after holding of the election in republic should take place during the term that does not surpass 60 days since the proper decision was made.
Thus, a new head of republic can be elected in the first half of November, possibly on November 6-7, the source said.

The date of the possible election will be discussed and adopted by the lawmakers of DPR at the session of the peoples council on September 7.
Asc RBK reported, citing the source close to Kremlin and two interlocutors close to the authorities of republics, the election can take place in the so-called Luhansk Peoples Republic in parallel.
The death of Alexander Zakharchenko is one of the factors that influence the discussion (of the election), Vladyslav Brig, the MP of the peoples council of DPR said.

Kremlin decided that the elections should be held in both Donetsk and Luhansk Peoples Republic.
In the beginning of 2018 was planned that the elections in occupied Donbas will take place in the autumn, however, in summer, it was decided to postpone them for indefinite term. According to the mass media, such decision was negotiated with Moscow. It was made due to the absence of the direct necessity to re-elect the MPs and heads of republics, risks for the Minsk Agreements, lack of funding.
Reportedly, on August 31,as a result of the explosion in the restaurant in the downtown of Donetsk, head of so-called DNR Aleksandr Zakharchenko died. The Russian mass media reported that OleksandrTimofeyev, so-called "minister of revenue and duties" of so-called "DNR" has also died. The so-called law enforcers of the self-proclaimed Donetsk Peoples Republic stated that they detained Ukrainian saboteurs who are presumably involved in the assassination of Zakharchenko. Although, SBU hasnt approved the information.

ORDO, Separate district of Donetsk region, suspects one of the guards of Zakharchenko in his death. At the same time, the Russian MFA accused "Kyiv regime" inthe death of Zakharchenko. It was reported on the closure of all crossing checkpoints along the Inter-Entity Boundary Line because of the incident. Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences over the murder of Zakharchenko.
On September 2,Zakharchenko was buried in Donetsknext to pro-Russian militants "Givi" and "Motorola".
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