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Central Electoral Commission of South Ossetia didn’t register opposition candidates

2009-04-21 13:17

The central Electoral Commission of South Ossetia refused to register the candidates [for parliamentary elections] of opposition People's Party.


On April 17th the Commission returned the documents, submitted by the People's Party, with the mark "not considered", Kommersant reports, alluding to Roland Kelekhsayev, the party leader.

The Commission explained that the party is "officially recognized as illegal", though didn't share why was the decision if illegality made, and confirmed that the document s were really "returned to the sender".

Kelekhsayev underlined that the South Ossetian Central Electoral Commission "without problem" registered candidates of the so-called alternative People's Party, comprising people loyal to the South Ossetian leadership.

According to the opposition member, the "true" People's Party has already prepared a suit to the Supreme Court of the republic to appeal against the Commission's decisions. Besides, they have already turned to the Prosecutor General of South Ossetia with a request to institute legal proceedings of counterfeiting the party's seal.


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