The Communist Party of South Ossetia (Ossetic: Хуссар Ирыстоны Коммунистон парти ; Russian: Коммунистическая партия Южной Осетии) is a communist political party in South Ossetia. The party was founded in 1993. As of 2004, the party claimed a membership of 1500. The party seeks recognition of the Republic of South Ossetia.
KPYO is led by Stanislav Kochiev, who is also chairman and speaker of the South Ossetian Parliament. Yulia Tekhova is the deputy secretary of the party.
In the March 1994 election, the party got 19 seats out of 36.
In the South Ossetian presidential elections of November–December 2001, Kochiev collected 24% of the votes in the first round of the elections on November 18 and 40% in the second round on December 6, arriving second after Eduard Kokoity.
In the South Ossetian parliamentary elections of May 2004, KPYO won 24.7% of the popular vote and 4 out of 34 seats.
In the 2006 presidential election, the party supported the incumbent Eduard Kokoity. However, the party declared that it didn't support all policies of the government.
The party is affiliated to the Union of Communist Parties-Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
Famous quotes containing the words south, party and/or communist:
“History in the making is a very uncertain thing. It might be better to wait till the South American republic has got through with its twenty-fifth revolution before reading much about it. When it is over, some one whose business it is, will be sure to give you in a digested form all that it concerns you to know, and save you trouble, confusion, and time. If you will follow this plan, you will be surprised to find how new and fresh your interest in what you read will become.”
—Anna C. Brackett (18361911)
“The slanders poured down like Niagara. If you take into consideration the settingthe war and the revolutionand the character of the accusedrevolutionary leaders of millions who were conducting their party to the sovereign poweryou can say without exaggeration that July 1917 was the month of the most gigantic slander in world history.”
—Leon Trotsky (18791940)
“In communist society, where nobody has one exclusive sphere of activity but each can become accomplished in any branch he wishes, society regulates the general production and thus makes it possible for me to do one thing today and another tomorrow, to hunt in the morning, fish in the afternoon, rear cattle in the evening, criticize after dinner, just as I have a mind, without ever becoming hunter, fisherman, shepherd or critic.”
—Karl Marx (18181883)