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MOSCOW, November 29 (Itar-Tass) — South Ossetia President Eduard Kokoity expressed concern over the situation in the republic, in a statement on Tuesday. He noted that after the second round of the presidential election on Sunday, various rumors spread in connection with its preliminary results, which cause a feeling of alarm and disquiet in people.
"In accordance with the effective legislation, the case was handed over to the Supreme Court of the Republic of South Ossetia which is to pass the final decision at its session. All the parties must accept the ruling by top judicial body of our state, and the government must ensure unconditional execution of the court's ruling," the president's statement said.
Eduard Kokoity, the guarantor of the Constitution, urged all the parties concerned to carefully weigh their statements and actions. "The president, the government and the parliament will make all efforts towards avoiding the crisis, and ensuring compliance with the law and the democratic principles of our statehood," Kokoity assured.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has postponed the meeting to review the complaint by the Yedinstvo (Unity) Party against the actions by supporters of presidential candidate Alla Dzhioyeva and the Central Election Commission. The Court was to have met at 09:00, Moscow time. Journalists were not allowed into the court. The authorities have tightened security around the building.
The Yedinstvo representative is at the court, but the CEC members have not come yet.
Presidential candidate Anatoly Bibilov is awaiting the court's ruling and is ready to accept any decision. Alla Dzhioyeva believes that "the court does not recognize her."
There can be three possible scenarios of the situation, if the court grants Yedinstvo's complaint:
- the Court annuls the results of the second round of the election; in this event, the next round is to take place in two months;
- the Court dissolves the Central Election Commission, and the election will be held again without the participation of the candidate who broke them up, and
- the Court annuls the results at the voting stations where mass violations of the election law were recorded and confirmed.
Reports said the South Ossetian parliament planned to meet in an emergency session later on Tuesday in connection with the election situation.