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Elections in South Ossetia: Second Round2012-03-26 13:25
Presidential elections in South Ossetia were held yesterday, March 25. However, the Ossetians failed to elect their new President in the first round - none of the candidates have scored the needed number of votes. The second round of the elections is scheduled on April 8.
As reported by the Pravda.ru, the Ossetians failed to elect their new President in the first round of the elections - none of the candidates have scored the needed number of votes. The elections were attended by 67.53% voters.
According to preliminary estimates, the presidential candidate Leonid Tibilov has gained 41.85% of the vote. As reported by the Rosbalt, according to the chairman of the Central Electoral Commission of South Ossetia Bella Plieva, the candidate Dmitry Medoyev and David Sanakoev had gained 24.3% and 24.8% vote respectively. The fourth candidate for the presidency of the republic Stanislav Kochiyev has gained, according to preliminary estimates, 5.3% of the vote. 0.8% people voted against all.
Currently, 94% of ballots are processed.
Chairman of the CEC of South Ossetia reported that the second round of presidential elections was be scheduled on April 8.
The Republican Central Electoral Commission reported that the counting of votes was held under the supervision of representatives of the staffs of all the presidential candidates at the poll stations; the data obtained is summarized in five territorial election commissions. The results of the will of citizens living abroad are accumulated in territorial election commission of Dzausky district, the nearest to the border with Russia. After this, all data is transferred to the regional commissions of the CEC of South Ossetia, the edition reported.
Recall, formally, it was the second presidential elections in the country after obtaining independence as a result of armed confrontation between Russia and Georgia in August 2008. The elections, held in the Republic South Ossetia in late December 2011, were canceled after the Court decision which had admitted the outcome of the elections nullity. Alla Dzhioeva, the former Education Minister, won that election; after the cancelation of the election results, she had announced about her inauguration apart from the authorities.