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South Ossetia: Republic holds presidential elections01:10

South Ossetia: Republic holds presidential elections

South Ossetia, Tskhinval, South Ossetia
April 9, 2017 at 14:13 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Incumbent South Ossetian President Leonid Tibilov, one of the three candidates for the post, cast his vote in the republic's presidential elections and referendum in the capital Tskhinval, Sunday.

As well as voting for a head of the state, citizens of the republic are also asked whether they agree with renaming the country to the Republic of South Ossetia - the State of Alania.

At the moment the election are declared valid since more than 50 percent of the citizens eligible for voting took part in it.

The results of the election will be declared once 50 percent or more of the voting eligible citizens have taken part.

The republic's border with Georgia has been closed for three days ostensibly to stop interference in the republic's first presidential election since 1996.

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The Incumbent South Ossetian President Leonid Tibilov, one of the three candidates for the post, cast his vote in the republic's presidential elections and referendum in the capital Tskhinval, Sunday.

As well as voting for a head of the state, citizens of the republic are also asked whether they agree with renaming the country to the Republic of South Ossetia - the State of Alania.

At the moment the election are declared valid since more than 50 percent of the citizens eligible for voting took part in it.

The results of the election will be declared once 50 percent or more of the voting eligible citizens have taken part.

The republic's border with Georgia has been closed for three days ostensibly to stop interference in the republic's first presidential election since 1996.

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