Elections in South Ossetia

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Elections in South Ossetia gives information on elections and election results in South Ossetia.

South Ossetia elects on national level a head of state - the President - and a legislature. The president is elected for a five term by the people. The Parliament of South Ossetia has 34 members, elected for a five-year term using party-list proportional representation. South Ossetia is a one party dominant state, with the Unity Party in power. Opposition parties are allowed, but are widely considered to have no real chance of gaining power.

Latest elections[edit]

2012 Presidential elections[edit]

e • d Summary of the 25 March and 8 April 2012 South Ossetian presidential election results
Presidential candidate Party 1st round runoff
votes % votes %
Leonid Tibilov 11,453 42.48 15,786 54.12
David Sanakoyev 6,627 24.58 12,439 42.65
Dmitriy Medoyev 6,415 23.79
Stanislav Kochiyev Communist Party of South Ossetia 1,417 5.26
Against all 216 0.80 279 0.96
Invalid 662 2.27
Total number of votes cast 100.00 29,166 100.00
Turnout 70.28 29,166 71.26
Abstention 29.72 11,763 28.74
Total number of registered voters 40,929 100.00 40,929 100.00
Source: South Ossetian Electoral Commission 2 3

2009 Parliamentary elections[edit]

e • d  Summary of the 31 May 2009 South Ossetian parliamentary election results
Parties Votes % Seats
Unity Party 21,246 46.32 17
People's Party of South Ossetia 10,345 22.55 9
Communist Party of South Ossetia 10,194 22.22 8
Fatherland Socialist Party 2,918 6.36 0
Against all 1,163 2.53
Total (turnout 81.93%) 45,866 100% 34
Sources: South Ossetian Electoral Commission [1] [2]

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