"The Supreme Council of Ossetians": Kokoity should go for a third term
Chairman of the International Social Movement "The Supreme Council of the Ossetians" Boris Basayev said that its representatives deem it necessary to nominate Eduard Kokoity at the next elections of the President of South Ossetia.
"It is impossible not to notice place in the republic positive changes in this crucial period and at time your people want you to bring all beginnings to the end. You made history as the leader of the national liberation struggle of the Ossetian people. So why this leader can not remain for one term and thus further contribute to the formation of the young state. It is not only our position, this is the position of all the nation" - as reported by the IA "Osinform", this Basayev said during a meeting with Eduard Kokoity, dedicated to the third anniversary of the Georgian aggression against the Republic .
In turn, Kokoity said he did not intend to abandon his previous words and finds it impossible to stand in presidential elections for the third time since this step would violate the Constitution of the Republic.
"I thank you for the excellent evaluation of my activities and I'm very grateful to the people of South Ossetia for giving me confidence in the election. Now I want to serve my people as an ordinary Ossetian and it is not necessarily to hold high positions for this" - he said.
Earlier, South Ossetian President Eduard Kokoity reiterated that he would not give a clear preference to any candidate at the upcoming presidential election.
"I just want to say that there is no successor I'd like to leave. The people must make the right choice. I can only say - it must be a person who did not leave the Republic during all the years of struggle for freedom in South Ossetia, defended its independence with arms in hands and suffered all the hardships and sufferings that have befallen the nation. I firmly believe that our people will choose such a person" - IA "Res" quoted the words of Kokoity.