Dzhioeva declared herself president
Despite the decision of the Supreme Court of South Ossetia to annul the results of the second round of elections for a new president, the leader of the South Ossetian opposition Alla Dzhioeva, who defeated her rival Anatoly Bibilov in the second round, on the night of November 30 announced herself president of South Ossetia.
According to "Georgia News" with reference to RIA Novosti, her first decision as a "new head of state" was to form the State Council. As a representative of staff and confidant of Dzhioeva Aza Khabalov explained in an interview, "on Wednesday Alla Dzhioeva declared herself president of the country". "Her first decision was the formation of the State Council which includes10 people. The State Council will be valid until the formation of legitimate authorities", said Khabalov.
The State Council will be monitoring the executive power until Dzhioeva's inauguration as president, said Chief of Dzhioeva's Staff Michail Hanikaev in an interview to RIA Novosti.
The second round of presidential elections in South Ossetia took place on Sunday, November 27. According to preliminary data, Alla Dzhioeva won. However, her rival - the head of the local Emergency Anatoly Bibilov, accused the opposition leader of the violations, and election results were annulled by the Supreme Court of the country.