Gagloyev sworn in as president of S. Ossetia
TSKHINVAL. May 24 (Interfax) - Alan Gagloyev has been sworn in as the new president of South Ossetia.
The inauguration ceremony was held at the State Drama Theater in the center of Tskhinval for the first time.
Gagloyev swore an oath on the constitution in two official languages, Ossetian and Russian, and Central Elections Commission head Emilia Gagiyeva presented him with the presidential I.D.
The text of the oath is written in the South Ossetian constitution. It contains the pledge to observe human and civil rights and freedoms and to protect the sovereignty and independence of the Republic of South Ossetia - Alania.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by former presidents of South Ossetia, namely Lyudvig Chibirov (the first president), Leonid Tibilov (the third president) and Anatoly Bibilov (the fourth president), as well as delegations from Russia, North Ossetia, Chechnya, Karachayevo-Cherkessia, Kabardino-Balkaria, Abkhazia, the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh, the unrecognized Transdniestrian Moldovan Republic, the Luhansk and Donetsk people's republics, and Nicaragua.
The latest presidential election in South Ossetia took place on May 8. Gagloyev won with 56.09% of the vote, or 16,134 votes cast at polling stations.