Former KGB boss ahead in Ossetia vote

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The Independent Online

A former KGB chief and a human rights ombudsman faced each other yesterday in a run-off presidential election in Georgia's breakaway province of South Ossetia.

Leonid Tibilov, who led the region's KGB before falling out with the former local president, won over 40 per cent of the vote in the first round. He is expected to easily defeat David Sanakoyev, who polled 25 per cent.


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