Parliament of South Ossetia

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Parliament of South Ossetia

Парламент Южной Осетии
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Alan Tadtaev, United Ossetia
since 20 June 2019
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Political groups
  •   United Ossetia (14)
  •   People's Party (5)
  •   Nykhaz (4)
  •   Unity of the People (3)
  •   Communist Party (1)
  •   Independents (7)
Last election
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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 4 political parties are represented in parliament. The parliament is headed by a speaker, who is elected from among the members. The current speaker is Pyotr Gassiev, member of parliament for United Ossetia.


The building of the Parliament of South Ossetia, heavily damaged in the August 2008 war. Ryzhenkova Solidarnost 5.jpg
The building of the Parliament of South Ossetia, heavily 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 9 June 2019 South Ossetian parliamentary election results
PartiesLeaderVotes%FPTP seatsParty-list seatsTotal seats+/–
United Ossetia Anatoly Bibilov 7,77834.967714-6
People's Party of South Ossetia Alexander Pliev 4,84921.80145+1
Nykhaz Ruslan Gagloyev 3,19814.371340
Unity of the People Vladimir Kelekhsaev 2,88312.96123-3
Communist Party of South Ossetia Stanislav Kochiev 1,6227.29011+1
Socialist Party "Fatherland" Vyacheslav Gobozov 7113.200000
Unity Party Zurab Kokoyev 6302.830000
Independents -707+7
Against all 5782.6
Registered voters / turnout~31,000~66
Sources: [2] [3]

List of speakers

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

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  1. "Dozens of Unique Historical And Cultural Monuments Were Obliterated and Demolished On the Territory of the Republic of South Ossetia". OSRadio. 5 October 2008. Retrieved 21 November 2009.
  4. (in Russian) Profile of Kosta G. Dzugaev
  5. (in Russian) Communist Party of South Ossetia: Communist Stanislav Kochiev again chairs the Parliament of South Ossetia
  6. (in Russian) IA "Res": Congrations received by the Speaker of Parliament of South Ossetia
  7. Fuller, Liz (March 12, 2016). "Signing Of Russia-South Ossetia Treaty On Hold". Radio Free Europe. Parliament speaker Anatoly Bibilov, whose Yedinaya Osetiya (One Ossetia) party controls 20 seats in the 34 parliament elected in June 2014, advocated a far closer degree of “integration” with Russia than de facto President Leonid Tibilov and other political parties were apparently prepared to condone.
  8. Tskhinvali Closes Administrative Boundary Ahead Presidential Inauguration Thea Morrison, GeorgiaToday 20 April 2017