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Georgia doesn't recognize elections in South Ossetia2012-03-26 15:31
Georgian authorities consider elections in South Ossetia, held March 25, illegitimate.gt-en-newsitem-inside
As reported by the RIA Novosti, Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Nino Kalandadze stated the authorities of the country consider elections in South Ossetia, held March 25, illegitimate.
Speaking of the elections, Kalandadze called South Ossetia the occupied Tskhinvali region of Georgia. According to her, Georgia and the international community are "unanimous" in the assessment of the election. "The elections in the occupied territories are illegitimate", the edition quoted Kalandadze. She added that Tbilisi's estimate would be negative until "hundreds of thousands of internally displaced persons" take part in the elections.
Recall, Presidential elections in South Ossetia were yesterday, March 25. However, the Ossetians failed to elect their new President in the first round - none of the candidates have scored the needed number of votes. The second round of the elections is scheduled on April 8.
According to preliminary estimates, the presidential candidate Leonid Tibilov has gained 41.85% of the vote. According to the chairman of the Central Electoral Commission of South Ossetia Bella Plieva, the candidate Dmitry Medoyev and David Sanakoev had gained 24.3% and 24.8% vote respectively. The fourth candidate for the presidency of the republic Stanislav Kochiyev has gained 5.3% of the vote. 0.8% people voted against all.