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VLADIKAVKAZ, November 28. /ITAR-TASS/. The parliament of North Ossetia on Thursday passed the second and final reading of the draft law cancelling direct elections of head of the republic.
The document was approved by a vote of 52 to six with three abstentions.
North Ossetia is the third region in Russia after Dagestan and Ingushetia, where the parliament will elect head of the republic.
The initiators of the change to the republic's constitution were deputies of the United Russia party. A Just Russia party members supported them.
The tenure of North Ossetia's current head Taimuraz Mamsurov expires in May 2015.