Unified Ossetia leading in so-called parliamentary elections of “South Ossetia”

The de facto Central Election Commission of the Tskhinvali region announced preliminary results of the so-called parliamentary elections, according to which, Unified Ossetia is leading with 3 279 votes.

According to Bela Plieva, the head of the Central Election Commission of the separatist regime, the commission has received results only from 15 polling stations.

A total of 98 candidates were competing for 34 seats in the so-called national parliament. The Georgian Foreign Ministry said in a statement released on June 9 that the "so-called parliamentary elections" "grossly violate Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity." The EU said it would not recognize the "constitutional and legislative frameworks" within which the elections were held.

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