Donetsk, Mar 1 - DAN. DPR People’s Council deputies will ensure the legitimacy of the election to the Republic’s top post, parliament speaker Denis Pushilin told Donetsk News Agency on Thursday.

“People are the source of power in DPR and free elections are its supreme manifestation,” Pushilin said. There principles are set forth by the DPR Constitution; hence they will be implemented at the upcoming election this year.”

“We’ll do everything to make sure that the expression of will by residents conforms to the effective legislation and that they decide for themselves who should represent their interests at the top government post,” he said adding that the pre-election and voting procedures were spelled out by the Republic’s regulations.

DPR parliament will announce the election date not later than 60 days before the vote.*jk