Russian Foreign Ministry commented the situation in South Ossetia
The Russian Foreign Ministry issued a special statement in connection with the situation that has arisen in recent days in South Ossetia. According to the GHN, quoting the message the Russian Foreign Ministry, Russia is closely watching the events around the election of a new head of state in South Ossetia. The document also calls on all social and political forces of the region to follow the letter of the law.
"Having considered the complaint about the serious violations committed by supporters of one of the candidates, the Supreme Court of the Republic of South Ossetia declared the elections invalid", said in a statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry. In connection with this there was set new date of next elections round - March 25, 2012
"Moscow is closely watching the developments in a friendly neighboring state. We're interested that this young country would remain calm and stable environment, and political processes would have developed exclusively within the legal field. For this, it's necessary that all the social and political forces would respect the accepted decisions of higher authorities in accordance with the law", noted the Russian Foreign Ministry.
Recall, the second round of elections of the new president of South Ossetia was held on November 27. According to preliminary data, published by the CEC of South Ossetia, Alla Dzhioeva won. However, her rival - the head of the local MOE - Anatoly Bibilov, accused the opposition leader in the violations. Having examined the relevant complaint by Bibilov, the Supreme Court of South Ossetia decided to annul the election results.
In connection with the political situation in the country, on the eve,the parliament of South Ossetia held extraordinary meeting. As a result of this meeting it was decided to hold new elections on March 25, 2012.