Communist Party of South Ossetia

Communist Party of South Ossetia

Хуссар Ирыстоны Коммунистон парти
LeaderStanislav Kochiev
Membership (2004)1,500
Political positionFar-left
Continental affiliationUnion of Communist Parties – Communist Party of the Soviet Union
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The Communist Party of South Ossetia (Ossetian: Хуссар Ирыстоны Коммунистон парти, Hussar Irystony Kommuniston parti; Georgian: სამხრეთ ოსეთის კომუნისტური პარტია; Russian: Коммунистическая партия Южной Осетии) is a communist party in South Ossetia. The party was founded in 1993. As of 2004, the party claimed a membership of 1,500.[1] The party seeks recognition of the Republic of South Ossetia, which is considered by most countries as part of Georgia[2]

KPYO is led by Stanislav Kochiev,[3][4] who is also chairman and speaker of the South Ossetian Parliament. Yulia Tekhova is the deputy secretary of the party.[1]

The party is affiliated to the Union of Communist Parties-Communist Party of the Soviet Union.[4][5]


In the March 1994 election, the party got 19 seats out of 36.[6] Overall, the party obtained 47.2% of the popular vote

In the May 1999 election, the party gained only 12 deputies and 47.7% of the party list vote. This high result of the Communists, according to Ossetian experts, was influenced by the support of State Duma Deputy Anatoly Chekhoev, who arrived in Tskhinvali shortly before the elections.

In the South Ossetian presidential elections of November–December 2001, Kochiev collected 24% of the votes in the first round of the elections on November 18 and 40% in the second round on December 6, arriving second after Eduard Kokoity.[citation needed]

In the South Ossetian parliamentary elections of May 2004, KPYO won 24.7% of the popular vote and 4 out of 34 seats.[citation needed]

In the 2006 presidential election, the party supported the incumbent Eduard Kokoity. However, the party declared that it didn't support all policies of the government.[7]

General Secretary

Year Name Period Time in office
1993 Stanislav Kochiev 1993 – present 27–28 years

Election results


Election Votes % Seats +/– Status
2004 (2nd) 27.4
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Increase Opposition
2009 10,194 (3rd) 22.22
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Increase 4 Opposition
2014 890 (7th) 4.39
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Decrease 8 Extra-parliamentary
2019 1,622 (5th) 7.29
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Increase 1 Opposition


  1. ^ a b "Сервисы РОЛ". services.rol.ru.
  2. ^ "Компартия Южной Осетии:". ИА REGNUM.
  3. ^ Hughes, J., & Sasse, G. (2002). Ethnicity and territory in the former Soviet Union: regions in conflict. The Cass series in regional and federal studies. London: F. Cass. p. 218
  4. ^ a b "КОММУНИСТИЧЕСКАЯ ПАРТИЯ ЮЖНОЙ ОСЕТИИ - Справка - БД "Лабиринт"". www.labyrinth.ru.
  5. ^ "Союз коммунистических партий – КПСС". kprf.ru.
  6. ^ "Contested Borders in the Caucasus : Chapter I (3/4)". poli.vub.ac.be. Archived from the original on 2012-11-27. Retrieved 2008-08-10.
  7. ^ "Компартия Южной Осетии призывает проголосовать за кандидатуру действующего президента". ИА REGNUM.

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