Chairman of the State Council of the Republic of Crimea Vladimir Konstantinov said that Russian President Vladimir Putin submitted to the Crimean State Council three candidates for the post of the Head of the Republic, reports TASS news agency.
Putin proposed Sergey Aksenov, who is the head of the region since 2014, the first secretary of the Crimean Communist Party Sergey Bogatyrenko and the Deputy of the State Duma from LDPR Pavel Spirov.
Under the regional law, the Head of the Republic should be elected until October 23, 2019. Elections to the Crimean Parliament and local councils were held on September 8. According to the preliminary results, United Russia party (Yedinaya Rossiya) received 60 mandates out of 75. The LDPR will get ten seats, and the Communist party five seats.
Earlier, the European Union said it would not recognize the elections in the annexed Crimea. The EU indicated that Brussels would not recognize the persons who won the elections as representatives of these territories. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry also protested the local elections in the annexed Crimea, because they violate the Constitution of Ukraine, as well as international law.