South Ossetia’s de facto regime keeps saying that a “color revolution” is not going to play out in the troubled enclave over its disputed de facto presidential election results, but events continue to be pretty, well, colorful.
With Alla Jioyeva and supporters showing no sign of dropping her claim to power, de facto leader Eduard Kokoity on December 2 offered to let her run in what would be the third attempt to elect his successor, in March 2012.
But Jioyeva claims she is already president after a November 27 de facto runoff poll that gave her a convincing lead over the Kokoity-backed candidate, Anatoliy Bibilov, and sees no need to call off the protest. If the March de facto vote goes through, her backers will take to the street again, and disrupt the election, she pledged.
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