20 April 2017, 14:57


LPR head to attend South Ossetia presidential inauguration ceremony

LPR head Igor Plotnitskiy will attend the official ceremony of Anatoliy Bibilov’s inauguration as South Ossetia president in Tskhinval on 21 April 2017.

“Expressing our respect, we have the honour of forwarding you an invitation to attend the official ceremony of inauguration of Anatoliy Bibilov, elected South Ossetia president on 9 April 2017,” LPR leader’s press service cited the official letter sent to Plotnitskiy.

The LPR delegation includes Lugansk administration head Manolis Pilavov and the republic’s Trade Union Federation chairman Oleg Akimov.

Officials from Russia, Donetsk People’s Republic, Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh and Transniestria will attend South Ossetia’s inauguration.

The ceremony will be followed by a gala concert and a reception on behalf of South Ossetia’s president.

South Ossetia held the presidential election on 9 April. The candidates were previous president Leonid Tibilov, parliament speaker Anatoliy Bibilov and KGB security service officer Alan Gagloyev.

The Republic opened 72 voting stations in its territory and five stations outside (at its embassies in Moscow and Sukhum, at the consulate in Vladikavkaz and in North Ossetia’s Prigorodniy district).

The turnout was more than 80 percent, the election was monitored by some 80 observers from the upper and lower houses of the Russian parliament, the Russian Central Election Commission, Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh, Transniestria and the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics.

Bibilov netted 54.8 percent of votes, followed by Tibilov with 33.7 percent and Gagloyev with 10.2 percent.

LuganskMediaCentre — 20 April — Lugansk