Ex-KGB Boss Is South Ossetia’s New President

In actuality, this has less to do with bringing back an “old dream” to a small ‘breakaway region’ and more to do with the USSR reasserting itself.

A former KGB chief has won the presidency in Georgia’s breakaway region of South Ossetia, where Moscow is trying to re-assert control.

Leonid Tibilov, 60, won with 54.1% of the vote in a run-off against presidential human rights commissioner David Sanakoyev, election commission chief Bella Pliyeva said.

“We will develop the relationship with Russia in all areas. We are aiming to make an old dream about the reunification of South and North Ossetia a reality,” he told reporters at a polling station in the region’s capital, Tskhinvali.

Full article: Ex-KGB Boss Is South Ossetia’s New President (Sky News)