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President of South Ossetia

President of the Republic of South Ossetia
Leonid Tibilov

since 19 April 2012
Term length 5 years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Lyudvig Chibirov
Formation 27 November 1996
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
South Ossetia
See also

The President of the Republic of South Ossetia is the de facto presidents of the Republic of South Ossetia and the holders of the precursor to the office.


  • List of Heads of State of the de facto Republic of South Ossetia (1991–present) 1
    • Chairmen of the Supreme Council (1992–1994, Chairman of the State Nyhas) 1.1
    • Presidents 1.2
  • Latest election 2
  • External links 3

List of Heads of State of the de facto Republic of South Ossetia (1991–present)

Chairmen of the Supreme Council (1992–1994, Chairman of the State Nyhas)

Name Took Office Left Office Party
1 Torez Kulumbegov 10 October 1990 4 May 1991 Independent
2 Znaur Gassiev 4 May 1991 9 September 1992 Independent
3 Torez Kulumbegov 9 September 1992 17 September 1993 Independent
4 Lyudvig Chibirov 17 September 1993 27 November 1996 Independent


Name Took Office Left Office Party
1 Lyudvig Chibirov 27 November 1996 18 December 2001 Independent
2 Eduard Kokoity 18 December 2001 10 December 2011 Unity Party
Vadim Brovtsev
Acting Prime Minister
11 December 2011 19 April 2012 Unity Party
3 Leonid Tibilov 19 April 2012 Incumbent Independent

Latest election

 Summary of the 25 March and 8 April 2012 South Ossetian presidential election results
Presidential candidate Party 1st round runoff
votes % votes %
Leonid Tibilov 11,453 42.48 15,786 54.12
David Sanakoyev 6,627 24.58 12,439 42.65
Dmitriy Medoyev 6,415 23.79
Stanislav Kochiyev Communist Party of South Ossetia 1,417 5.26
Against all 216 0.80 279 0.96
Invalid 662 2.27
Total number of votes cast 100.00 29,166 100.00
Turnout 70.28 29,166 71.26
Abstention 29.72 11,763 28.74
Total number of registered voters 40,929 100.00 40,929 100.00
Source: South Ossetian Electoral Commission 2 3

External links

  • Official website (Russian)
  • South Ossetia
  • President of South Ossetia
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