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TSKHINVAL, November 27 (Itar-Tass) — The presidential elections in South Ossetia are pronounced valid; the turnout at the polling stations of the second round was 32.7 percent with the necessary minimum 30 percent, Itar-Tass learnt at the headquarters of candidate Anatoly Bibilov.
A total of 84 polling stations are open in the republic, with two of them being located in the village of Verkhny Ruk, situated close to the Russian border. They were set up for citizens, living in North Ossetia. Still one more polling station works in Moscow. The polling station in Sukhumi, the Abkhazian capital, did not open.
The top state office is claimed by head of the republican Ministry for Emergencies Anatoly Bibilov and former Education Minister Alla Dzhioyeva, who collected the greatest number of votes in the first round.