Sun, 31/05/2009 - 14:29

Georgian authorities prevent the RSO population from voting

Tbilisi is making attempts to hinder the Parliamentary election in South Ossetia. Being unable to influence the free will of the Ossetian people, the Georgian authorities is doing everything to complicate the access of the population to the polling stations.
According to the reports of the head of Leningor district A. Margiev, today since early morning the Georgian authorities blocked the South Ossetian-Georgian border and are not allowing South Ossetian citizens to enter the territory of the RSO to participate in the election.

Sun, 31/05/2009 - 14:27

6 Polling Stations in North Ossetia are open from 8 a.m. for South Ossetia’s Parliamentary Election

“The voting to South Ossetian Parliament on the territory of North Ossetia is ongoing smoothly. At each of the polling station, representatives of the four political parties are present. Security is maintained, the attendance is quite high since morning, “ reported the Chairman of the Central Election Commission of North Ossetia Konstantin Kadiev.
He noted that he acts as an international observer at the polling station No. 90 located at Gorski Agrarian University.

Sun, 31/05/2009 - 14:25

First Parliamentary Election Results Voiced in Tskhinval

Bela Plieva, the CEC Chairperson voiced the information on attendance at the polling stations in South Ossetia and abroad.
According to her, “1692 electors cast their votes at the polling stations abroad and in Djava district (about 40% of voters) 14,8 % of electorate attended the election in Znaur district, in Leningor district – 17,62 %, and 19,56 % in Tskhinval district. In the city of Tskhinval 13,06 % of voters attended the election. This is data available by 10 a.m. 31 May”, said Bella Plieva.

Sun, 31/05/2009 - 14:24

Bella Plieva: “Voting is ongoing without any incidents”

At 8 a.m., all 95 polling stations, at which elections to the RSO Parliament are taking place, were opened. The voting process is ongoing without any incidents, reported the Chairperson of the Central Election Commission (CEC) Bella Plieva during the press-conference at CEC Informational Center “Parliamentary Election 2009” .
Bella Plieva draw journalists’ attention to the scheme of transmitting information on the Parliamentary Election through communication channels.

Sun, 31/05/2009 - 14:20

An agreement “On fair election” signed at the informational Center “Parliamentary Election 2009”

Upon the initiative of the RSO Parliament Speaker Znaur Gassiev, an agreement “On Fair Election” was signed at the Press-Center “Parliamentary Election 2009”. The Agreement was signed by the representatives of the four political parties participating in the election to the Parliament of the Republic of South Ossetia on 31 May 2009.

Sun, 31/05/2009 - 14:16

Parliamentary Election Started in South Ossetia

At 8 a.m., polling stations opened in the Republic of South Ossetia. The fifth Parliamentary Election started. As reported by the Central Election Commission Chairperson Bella Plieva, “even now we observe active participation of voters”. An influx of voters is expected after 11 a.m. According to information received from polling stations in remote villages of South Ossetia, the voting process started there without any problems.”

Sat, 30/05/2009 - 20:47

RSO Interior Minister Valeri Valiev: “The Law Enforcement Bodies of South Ossetia will ensure law and order during the Parliamentary Election”

At the threshold of RSO Parliamentary election the law enforcement bodies of South Ossetia intensified their patrolling regime, reported the RSO Interior Minister Valeri Valiev. “The law enforcement structures has beforehand set the plan of measures to ensure law and order during the Parliamentary election, and this plan is already in action. The Interior Ministry personnel on round-the-clock service has been increased, additional checkpoints had been deployed. Special units are on high alert to be able to rapidly react to any sign of breach of law”, explained Valiev.

Sat, 30/05/2009 - 20:44

Statement of the RSO KGB Press-Service

The RSO KGB has verified information at its disposal proving that Georgia’s special services are planning subversive terrorist acts on the territory of South Ossetia aimed at destabilization of situation through the parliamentary election process. We exactly know the names of chiefs and staff of the Georgia’s Interior Ministry Intelligence Department involved in the masterminding these terrorist acts.

Sat, 30/05/2009 - 20:42

The South Ossetian side: Georgia has admitted that there are seven South Ossetian citizens detained in its prisons

Today, the second meeting of the working groups within the frames of the agreements reached at Geneva talks was held in the village of Dvani (Georgia) at the borderline with South Ossetia. Representatives of South Ossetia, Georgia, EU and OSCE participated in the meeting. According to the Deputy Special Representative for Post-Conflict Settlement Merab Chigoev, the meeting was difficult and the discussion was tense.