Donetsk, Jan 11 - DAN. Election to the post of DPR head will take place this autumn, DPR leader Alexander Zakharchenko said on Thursday.

“The election will take place in autumn 2018,” Zakharchenko said confirming that he would run.

Under the effective DPR Constitution, DPR leader is elected for four years and cannot stay in office for more than two consecutive terms (Article 57). DPR held its first election on 2 November 2014. Zakharchenko won it by a landslide gathering three times more votes than both his rivals put together. *jk