The head of South Ossetia can be president for a third term
The subscription lists of "the preparation and holding of a referendum to amend the Constitution of the Republic of South Ossetia" have been sent to the Supreme Court of Tskhinval. According to the "Georgia-News" with reference to the "Caucasian Knot", this was done for the purpose of to the head of the republic, Eduard Kokoity, could stay in office for a third term.
The Supreme Court has not yet commented on this information until the official announcement of the decision, which must be made within 15 days from the date of receipt to the authority of signature sheets.
Some political parties of Tskhinval were not in favor of a referendum. In particular, according to local communists, it can lead to an unwanted confrontation in South Ossetian society. Social Democratic Party (SDP) is also against any attempts to change the Constitution.
No comments on this topic have been reported from Tbilisi. Prior to this, the official authorities of Georgia have repeatedly said that any elections in Abkhazia and South Ossetia are illegal.