Communist Party of South Ossetia

Communist Party of South Ossetia
Хуссар Ирыстоны Коммунистон парти
Leader Stanislav Kochiev
Founded 1993
Headquarters Tskhinvali
Ideology Communism
Political position Far-left
Continental affiliation Union of Communist Parties – Communist Party of the Soviet Union

The Communist Party of South Ossetia (Ossetian: Хуссар Ирыстоны Коммунистон парти [Hussar Irystony Kommuniston parti], Georgian: კომუნისტური პარტიის სამხრეთ ოსეთის, Russian: Коммунистическая партия Южной Осетии) is a communist political party in South Ossetia. The party was founded in 1993. As of 2004, the party claimed a membership of 1500.[1] The party seeks recognition of the Republic of South Ossetia.[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]

In the March 1994 election, the party got 19 seats out of 36.[5]

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.

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

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.[6]

The party is affiliated to the Union of Communist Parties-Communist Party of the Soviet Union.[4][7]


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