New de facto presidential elections to be held in South Ossetia
The repeated de facto presidential elections in South Ossetia will be held on March 25, 2012.
The de facto parliament fixed this date at an emergency meeting on Tuesday, RIA Novosti reported.
The Supreme Court of the self-proclaimed republic recognized the results of the second round of the de facto presidential elections invalid because of irregularities.
Military actions were launched in the Georgian territory, South Ossetia on Aug.8 in 2008. Later the Russian troops occupied the Tskhinvali city and drove the Georgian military back. Russia recognized the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in late August. In response, Tbilisi broke off diplomatic relations with Moscow and announced two unrecognized republics as the occupied territories.