Igor Plotnitsky elected as head of Luhansk People's Republic

The acting prime minister of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic, Igor Plotnitsky, has been elected as head of the republic, chairman of the LPR Central Election Commission Sergei Kozyakov told reporters.

The acting prime minister of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic, Igor Plotnitsky, has been elected as head of the republic, chairman of the LPR Central Election Commission Sergei Kozyakov told reporters.

"With 100 percent of the ballots counted, candidate Igor Plotnitsky has received 63.8 percent of the vote, or 445,095 votes," he said.

Trade Unions Federation leader Oleg Akimov is in second place with 15.15 percent of the vote (105,870), LPR Health Minister Larisa Airapetyan has won 7.29 percent of the vote (50,930), and entrepreneur Viktor Penner 10.08 percent of the vote (70,446).

The public organization Peace to the Lugansk Region is leading in the self-proclaimed republic's parliamentary elections with "69.46 percent of the vote (485,504 votes)", Kozyakov said.

The public organizations Lugansk Economic Union and People's Union have received 22.17 percent of the vote and 3.85 percent of the vote, respectively.

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