Parliament of South Ossetia

Парламент Южной Осетии
Хуссар Ирыстоны Парламент
Alan Alborov, Nykhaz
since 15 September 2022
Political groups
  •   United Ossetia (14)
  •   People's Party (5)
  •   Nykhaz (4)
  •   Unity of the People (3)
  •   Communist Party (2)
  •   Independents (6)
Last election
Meeting place

The Parliament of South Ossetia is the unicameral legislature of the partially recognized Republic of South Ossetia. The 34 members of parliament are elected using a mixed system of Party-list proportional representation (17) and single-member districts (17). South Ossetia has a multi-party system, and currently 5 political parties are represented in parliament and has 6 independent MPs elected through single-member districts. The parliament is headed by a speaker, who is elected from among the members. Since 15 september 2022 the speaker of parliament is Alan Alborov, one of the four deputees of the Nykhaz party of president Alan Gagloev, after Alan Tadtaev of United Ossetia was forced to resign.[1][2]

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.[3]

Latest election

Main article: 2019 South Ossetian parliamentary election

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34 seats in the Parliament
18 seats needed for a majority
Party Leader % Seats +/–
United Ossetia Anatoly Bibilov 34.96 14 -6
People's Party Roland Kelekhsayev 21.79 5 +1
Nykhaz David Sanakoev 14.37 4 0
Unity of the People Vladimir Kelekhsaev 12.96 3 -3
HIKP Stanislav Kochiev 7.29 2 +2
Independents 6 New
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
Erik Pukhayev
Erik Pukhayev

Parliamentary elections were held in South Ossetia on 9 June 2019.[4]

The ruling United Ossetia party lost its majority in parliament. Only three other elected members guaranteed their support if United Ossetia was to form a government, leaving it one seat short of a majority.[5]

List of speakers

Main article: List of Speakers of the Parliament of South Ossetia

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

The building of the Parliament of South Ossetia, heavily damaged in the August 2008 war.


  1. ^ "New Speaker of the Parliament of South Ossetia's criminal past". JAM News. 2022-09-21. Retrieved 2022-09-22.
  2. ^ "Speaker of the Parliament of South Ossetia Alan Alborov invited to pay an official visit to the State Duma of Russia" (in Russian). RES agency. 2022-09-21. Retrieved 2022-09-22.
  3. ^ "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. ^ "Georgia's Breakaway South Ossetia Region Holds 'Elections' For Parliament". RFE/RL's Echo of the Caucasus. 10 June 2019. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  5. ^ Ruling party loses majority in South Ossetian parliament OC Media, 12 June 2019
  6. ^ (in Russian) Profile of Kosta G. Dzugaev
  7. ^ (in Russian) Communist Party of South Ossetia: Communist Stanislav Kochiev again chairs the Parliament of South Ossetia
  8. ^ (in Russian) IA "Res": Congrations received by the Speaker of Parliament of South Ossetia
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ Tskhinvali Closes Administrative Boundary Ahead Presidential Inauguration Thea Morrison, GeorgiaToday 20 April 2017