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Leonid Tibilov New President of RSO

2012-04-09 12:31

Former head of the KGB of the RSO, Leonid Tibilov became the new president of the country, scoring 54.12% of the vote in the second round of presidential elections.

According to the preliminary official data, the former head of the KGB of the RSO, Leonid Tibilov became the new president of the country as a result of the second round of presidential elections, the Rosbalt reported. This was announced by the Chairman of South Ossetian CEC Bella Plieva.

"Leonid Tibilov is officially elected as President of the Republic of South Ossetia", Plieva said. She added that Tibilov scored 54.12% of the vote, while his opponent, David Sanakoev, - 42.65%.


On the eve, Leonid Tibilov's supporters gathered at the central square of Tskhinval in order to congratulate their candidate with the victory. According to the representatives of law enforcement agencies, totally, about 600-700 people gathered at the Theatre Square, the edition reported. "We've won. I want to express my appreciation and gratitude to all supporters. Now all we need is to successfully build a new jural state", Tibilov said.

In the final statement of international observers on the presidential elections in South Ossetia it is stated that the elections were conducted in accordance with the current electoral legislation of the country, RIA Novosti reported. It was noted that the observers have recognized current presidential elections in South Ossetia open, free and transparent. "International observers declare: These elections were an important factor for sustainable development and democratization of public life in the country", said in a statement.

At the same time, according to the edition, David Sanakoev, having taken the second place in the presidential elections, announced his intention to create a new political party.

"We do not consider the election results as a defeat. We know that 42.98% of our citizens want change; they want a new future for themselves. And we will create a new political party to help everyone's voice to be heard by the new president", Sanakoev said.

He emphasized that he intended to continue active work on the revival of South Ossetia. "We need to work even harder, to make greater efforts for revival of South Ossetia", Sanakoev stated.

Recall, March 25, the Ossetians failed to elect their new President in the first round - none of the candidates scored the needed number of votes. The elections were attended by 67.53% voters.

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