TBILISI, DFWatch – Alla Dzhioyeva, the defiant opposition leader in Georgia’s breakaway South Ossetia, asks her supporters to vote in Sunday’s election.
She herself, however, is boycotting the poll. She was the apparent winner of last November’s election, which the region’s supreme court annulled. Since, she has been campaigning to be recognized as the legitimate winner.
“I will not support anyone in the elections on March 25. I urged all my supporters to exercise their constitutional right, as they please each person should make a choice for whom to vote for this Sunday,” she said, according to Ria Novosti.
Four candidates will compete on Sunday: ex-chairman of South Ossetia’s State Security Committee, Leonid Tibilov; Commissioner for Human Rights, David Sanakoev; Ambassador to Russia Dmitry Medoyev and Communist Party leader Stanislav Kochiyev.
Dzhioyeva said from the hospital, where she is recuperating after an attack in February, that she said she will continue her fight.