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South Ossetia To Vote On Independence


http://gdb.rferl.org/219F68CF-419E-4E9B-BE72-7300AC922616_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/219F68CF-419E-4E9B-BE72-7300AC922616_mw800_mh600.jpg (RFE/RL) September 11, 2006 -- Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia announced today it will hold a referendum on independence on November 12.


The head of the state committee for information and media affairs, Irina Gagloeva, told the news agency RIA-Novosti that the president of the self-proclaimed republic, Eduard Kokoity, announced the decision on September 11 during a cabinet meeting.


South Ossetia broke from Georgia in the early 1990s.


Moldova's breakaway republic of Transdniester has scheduled a similar referendum on independence for September 17.


(lenta.ru, RIA-Novosti, Reuters)

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