1992 South Ossetian independence referendum

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An independence referendum was held in South Ossetia on 19 January 1992.[1] The voters answered the questions: "Do you agree that South Ossetia should be an independent country?" and "Do you agree with the South Ossetian parliament solution of September 1, 1991 on reunion with Russia?"[1] The proposals were approved by 99.9% of voters.[1]


On November 1989 the Supreme Soviet of the South Ossetian Autonomous Oblast voted for conversion to the status of an Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. However, the Georgian government revoked the territory's autonomous status on 1 December 1990. Although Georgia boycotted the March 1991 referendum on creating a renewed Soviet federation, South Ossetian voters took part. When Georgia held an independence referendum later in the month, it was boycotted in South Ossetia.[1]

On 28 November 1991 the South Ossetia government declared independence.[1]



Choice Votes %
Referendum passed Yes 53,308 99.91
No 48 0.09
Valid votes 53,356 99.84
Invalid or blank votes 85 0.16
Total votes 53,441 100.00
Registered voters and turnout 55,151 96.9

Reunion with Russia[edit]

Choice Votes %
Referendum passed Yes 53,291 99.89
No 57 0.11
Valid votes 53,348 99.83
Invalid or blank votes 93 0.17
Total votes 53,441 100.00
Registered voters and turnout 55,151 96.9