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Parliamentary elections in South Ossetia finished

2009-06-01 10:09

Polls in South Ossetia, electing a new parliament, are over. Polling stations closed at 8 p.m. [Moscow time] - RIA Novosti.


The polling turnover amounted 75.39 per cent [data of 6 p.m. Moscow time]. The local legislation allows to call elections valid of the threshold of 50 per cent plus one vote is met.

These elections were the first since the day of South Osssetia's recognition by Russia. The polls followed the proportional election system. 52 436 voters were registered in the lists.

Six polling stations were opened in North Ossetia, one - in Moscow.

According to North Ossetian Central Elections Commission, over 18 500 people cast their votes [6.30 p.m. data] . According to Dmitri Medoyev, the ambassador of South Ossetia to Russia [for the same time] over 100 voters came to the polling station in Moscow. Four political parties: Unity; the Communist Party; the People' s Party;Fydyrbasta [Fatherland] are striving for 34 places in the South Ossetian parliament.


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