The second round of voting in South Ossetia is inevitable
The Central Electoral Commission of South Ossetia has released preliminary data on the presidential elections in the country, past on the eve. As reported by the GHN, according to preliminary data, collected at 78 polling stations of the country of 86, none of the candidate has received the required 50 percent of the vote. Thus, the second round of elections is inevitable.
According to preliminary results, the head of the local Emergency Bibilov Anatoly, who collected 23.8 percent of voters, as well as former minister of education Alla Dzhioeva, who collected 24.6 percent of voters, will participate in the second round of elections, noted in the CEC.
Other candidates follow the leader by a wide margin. So, Alan Kotayev (deputy head of Tskhinval) has recieved 8.3 per cent of votes; Vladimir Kelekhsaev (MP of RSO of IV convocation) - 6.1 percent; Alan Pliev (Deputy Foreign Minister of South Ossetia) - 0.8 percent; Vadim Tskhovrebov (director of Tskhinvali enterprises of bakery products) - 9.3 percent; George Kabisov (Chairman of the State Committee of Information, Communication and Mass Media of South Ossetia) - 7.2 percent; Dmitry Tasoev (leader of the unregistered party "Social Democrat") - 8.6 percent; Sergei Bitiev (Chief Bailiff of the country) - 3.2 percent; Jemal Dzhigkaev (former Minister of Health) - 0.9 percent; Soslan Tedety (SWAT commander of MIA) - 1 percent.
The CEC explained that the second vote shall be held no later than 15 days from the date when the results of the first round were recieved. The election will be declared valid if it will be attended by more than 30 percent of the citizens of the country. The winner of the second round of elections will be determined by a simple majority of votes cast.
With regard to data on the referendum on the status of the Russian language, as the head of CEC Bella Pliyeva told in an interview, the majority voted "yes". However, exact data on interest are being clarified, she said.