Lyudvig Chibirov

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Lyudvig Chibirov
President of South Ossetia
In office
September 17, 1993 December 18, 2001
Prime Minister Gerasim Khugayev
Eduard Gassiyev
Vladislav Gabarayev
Valery Hubulov
Aleksandr Shavlokhov
Merab Chigoev
Dmitry Sanakoyev
Preceded by Torez Kulumbegov
Succeeded by Eduard Kokoity
Personal details
Born (1932-11-09) November 9, 1932 (age 86)
Tskhinvali, South Ossetia
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Lyudvig Alekseyevich Chibirov (Ossetian : Цыбырты Алексейы фырт ЛюдвигCybyrty Aleksejy fyrt Ljudvig, Georgian :ლუდვიგ ჩიბიროვი, Russian : Лю́двиг Алексе́евич Чи́биров; born November 19, 1932 in Tskhinvali) was the Chairman of the Parliament and later, following inaugural elections the first President of South Ossetia. [1] Born in 1932, Chibirov is a former member of the South Ossetian Parliament. Prior to the elections in 1996, he had been South Ossetia's head of state since 1993. When the post of Chairman of the Parliament was abolished in favor of the presidency, Chibirov became the first occupant of the new office.

Ossetian language Eastern Iranian language

Ossetian, also known as Ossete and Ossetic, is an Eastern Iranian language spoken in Ossetia, a region on the northern slopes of the Caucasus Mountains. It is a relative and possibly a descendant of the extinct Scythian, Sarmatian, and Alanic languages.

Georgian language Official language of Georgia

Georgian is a Kartvelian language spoken by Georgians. It is the official language of Georgia. Georgian is written in its own writing system, the Georgian script. Georgian is the literary language for all regional subgroups of Georgians, including those who speak other Kartvelian languages: Svans, Mingrelians and the Laz.

Russian language East Slavic language

Russian is an East Slavic language, which is official in the Russian Federation, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, as well as being widely used throughout Eastern Europe, the Baltic states, the Caucasus and Central Asia. It was the de facto language of the Soviet Union until its dissolution on 25 December 1991. Although nearly three decades have passed since the breakup of the Soviet Union, Russian is used in official capacity or in public life in all the post-Soviet nation-states, as well as in Israel and Mongolia.

During the 1996 elections, he received 65% of the vote compared with former Prime Minister Vladislav Gabaraev, who advocates South Ossetia's secession from the Republic of Georgia and its unification with North Ossetia in Russia, won about 20%. Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze blasted the elections calling them "unlawful."

1996 South Ossetian presidential election

Presidential elections were held in South Ossetia on 10 November 1996. The result was a victory for Lyudvig Chibirov, who received 52.3% of the vote.

Georgia (country) Country in the Caucasus region

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Eduard Shevardnadze Georgian politician and diplomat

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In the next elections in 2001, the 69-year-old Chibirov received less than 20% of the votes, while Stanislav Kochiev came in second with 25%, and the 38-year-old Eduard Kokoity (Kokoyev) won with more than 48% of the vote.

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  1. "Chronicle of the Georgian-Ossetian conflict: Fact sheet". RIA Novosti . 13 August 2008. Retrieved 18 February 2011.
Political offices
Preceded by
Torez Kulumbegov
Head of State of South Ossetia
Succeeded by
Eduard Kokoity
Preceded by
Torez Kulumbegov
Chairman of the Supreme Council
Succeeded by
Kosta Georgievich Dzugaev
Preceded by
position established
President of South Ossetia
Succeeded by
Eduard Kokoity