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Russia welcomes results of parliamentary elections in South Ossetia

June 09, 2014, 18:30 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, June 09. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia has lauded the successful parliamentary elections in South Ossetia.

The June 8 elections “became a new important step towards developing institutions of state power and civil society in the republic”, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

Earlier, the State Duma said the parliamentary elections in South Ossetia were free and democratic.

The United Ossetia party received the absolute majority of votes (43.1% of votes).

There will be four parties in the parliament - United Ossetia, Unity of the People (six seats), People’s Party (four seats) and Nykhas (four seats).

The turnout was of 60.1% (21.129 people). Nine political parties took part in the elections. Over 90 international observers from 12 countries monitored the parliamentary elections. The European Union supports Georgia’s territorial integrity and considers the elections illegitimate.

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