Turnout of Crimean Tatar voters may be overestimated: Jelal

24 July 2014 10:13

Turnout of Crimean Tatar voters, at Crimea Parliament elections scheduled for September 14 may be overestimated.

Deputy head Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people Nariman Jelal said this to QHA.

“Mejlis has taken key decision to abstain from Parliament elections, will see how the things will go. Still I am not ruling out the turnout of Crimean Tatars will be overestimated, as we saw it during the March 16 referendum. If there is 1 voter they will write 50 instead”- Jelal said.

Parliament elections will take place in September 14. These will be the first elections since Crimean unification with Russia. Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people announced it would boycott the elections.

Mejlis also announced withdrawal of its representatives from Crimean Parliament amid Chubarov’s ban from entering Crimea for 5 years.

Crimea was annexed by Russia in March 2014 following Crimean referendum on region’s status, move which Kyiv, U.S. and UN did not recognize as legitimate.