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Donetsk, Sep 27 - DAN. Twenty international observers applied for registration to Interim Vote Commission (IVC) to monitor voting procedures and counting at DPR primaries-2016, an IVC official said.

"International observer engagement is notable. As of September 20, twenty international observers applied to registration with IVC," said IVC press officer Oleg Balykin.

He added that another four observers negotiate their visit to Donetsk.

The first round of the primaries-2016 is scheduled to take place in Donetsk on October, 2th.

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. The Interim Vote Commission is also authorized to invite representatives of Ukrainian, Russian and EU political parties.