Election of the President of South Ossetia was held, the turnout was 52,79%
TSKHINVALI, April 9 — RIA Novosti. Presidential elections in South Ossetia declared valid, the turnout was 52,79%, told reporters the head of the CEC Bella Plieva.
“According to at 14.00 Moscow time the turnout was in the Republic of 52,79%. I can say that the elections throughout the Republic of South Ossetia were held,” — said Plieva.
Sunday in South Ossetia held presidential elections and a referendum about renaming of the Republic in the state Republic. Candidates for the highest office was the incumbent President Leonid Tibilov, speaker of Parliament Anatoly Bibilov and KGB officer Alan Gagloev. All candidates are in favor of further strengthening of relations with Russia.
All 77 polling stations, five of them — in Russia. Turnout is 50% plus one vote. To win a candidate must gain more than 50% of the vote. According to the CEC, total registered voters 32736.