Donetsk, Oct 1 – DAN. DPR primaries that are due on October, 2 will influence political situation in Europe, stated an international observer from Italy Giullietto Chiesa.
"I take interest in political, international aspect of primaries first of all. People’s vote means a lot in international politics, as nowhere in the West there is such a practice, democracy has long degraded there. The establishment of a democratic, stable and free Donetsk Republic can serve a good example," he said.
If primaries turn out to be a success it will be a step up for DPR, Chiesa believes.
"Framing a democratic state will earn you a high appraise on international scale, this is obvious," he added.
The first round of the primaries is to be held in Donetsk on October, 2nd.
The vote will be monitored by 1043 candidates observers and 22 international observers from Finland, Greece, Germany, Italy, South Ossetia, France, Czech Republic, Serbia and other. 147 journalists are to report on the primaries, currently they are undergoing registration procedures. Ukrainian media sources have not applied.
The primaries, that are preliminary in nature, are aimed just at exploring public opinion and held before anticipated local elections in Donbass, are in compliance with Minsk Agreements. The vote is being organized in line with OSCE standards. Official representatives of the candidates alongside international observers from OSCE/ODIHR and other foreign and international organizations are free to monitor the DPR primaries.