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South Ossetia

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The Parliament of South Ossetia is the unicameral legislature of the partially recognized Republic of South Ossetia. Members are elected using a system of Party-list proportional representation. South Ossetia has a multi-party system, and currently 3 political parties are represented in parliament. The parliament is headed by a speaker, who is elected from among the members. The current speaker is Stanislav Kochiev, chairman of the Communist Party of South Ossetia.

The building of the Parliament of South Ossetia, heavliy damaged in the August 2008 war.

The parliament of South Ossetia meets in the capital Tskhinvali. The parliament building, built in 1937, was heavily damaged in the 2008 South Ossetia war.[1]

Latest election

e • d  Summary of the 31 May 2009 South Ossetian parliamentary election results
Parties Votes % Seats
Unity Party 21,246 46.32 17
Communist Party of South Ossetia 10,194 22.22 8
People's Party of South Ossetia 10,345 22.55 9
Fatherland Socialist Party 2,918 6.36 0
Against all 1,163 2.53
Total (turnout 81.93%) 45,866 100% 34
Sources: South Ossetian Electoral Commission [1] [2]

List of speakers

Until 27 November 1996, the speaker (or "chairman") of the parliament was also Head of State.




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