Francis Hughes

Versions of names: Френсис Хьюз

Francis Hughes is an Irish civil activist, journalist and writer.


Individual observers at the 2018 general elections in the unrecognised Lugansk People’s Republic

No affiliation

Вчера на выборах я заметил очень высокую явку и увидел людей, которые хотят прийти на выборы и выбрать свое будущее. Я думаю, что выборы вчера [11 ноября] – это было представление демократии в Луганске. Это рождение нации. Это может привести к международному признанию.

History of the elections, the one I witnessed, is high voter turnout and the participation of the people to elect the government who they feel will best represent them going forward. I feel the vote yesterday is an endorsement of the independence of Lugansk, it's the birth of a nation, it needs international recognition and the people I have met have shown me warmth and friendship, but also I have seen their hope and courage for the future...

Corresponding elections

On 11 November 2018, the so-called Lugansk People’s Republic, located within the internationally recognised borders of Ukraine, held “elections” to elect a head of the “republic” and members of its “parliament”. The overwhelming majority of the world’s nations does not recognise the sovereignty of the Lugansk People’s Republic, while international institutions such as the OSCE ODIHR considered “elections” there as illegitimate and did not send international election observers there.