Parliament of South Ossetia
Парламент Южной Осетии
Хуссар Ирыстоны Парламент
Alan Tadtaev, United Ossetia
since 20 June 2019
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 parliament of South Ossetia meets in the capital Tskhinvali. The parliament building, built in 1937, was heavily damaged in the 2008 South Ossetia war.
Main article: 2019 South Ossetian parliamentary election
34 seats in the Parliament
18 seats needed for a majority
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Parliamentary elections were held in South Ossetia on 9 June 2019.
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.
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.
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.