Elias Demetriou

Versions of names: Ηλίας Δημητρίου / Элиас Деметриу

Elias Dimitriou served as an observer in the presidential elections in the occupied Crimea in March 2018. He has been affiliated to the Progressive Party for the Working People and is a member of the International Department of the C.C. of AKEL.


Individual observers at the 2018 Russian presidential election in annexed Crimea


Ανορθωτικό Κόμμα Εργαζόμενου Λαού (ΑΚΕΛ) / Anorthotikó Kómma Ergazómenou Laoú (AKEL) / Progressive Party for the Working People

Ordinary party member

Corresponding elections

The overwhelming majority of the world’s nations does not recognise Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Autonomous Republic of Crimea in 2014, while international institutions such as the OSCE ODIHR considered Russian elections held in Crimea as illegitimate and did not send international election observers there. In their turn, Ukrainian authorities warned that any participation in the electoral process in Crimea would be illegal.