The election administration has set the second round of “presidential elections” in occupied Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia for April 28, Tskhinvali-based RES news agency reported today.
With 100% of the April 10 first rounds counted, opposition candidate, Nykhas party leader Alan Gagloev received 10,707 votes (38.55%) and incumbent Anatoly Bibilov garnered 9,706 votes (34.95%).
As for the candidates who failed to advance to the second round, deputy speaker of the legislature Alexandr Pliev obtained 3,434 votes, lawmaker Garri Muldarov – 2,592, while former deputy Dmitry Tasoev garnered 822 votes.
Russia, Syria, Nicaragua, Venezuela and Nauru are the only countries that recognize the region as an independent state.
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