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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Ossetia Declaration

TBILISI, Georgia () -- The parliament of the breakaway region of South Ossetia amended its constitution to declare it a presidential republic, Itar-Tass reported.

Lawmakers on Saturday also created the post of president and called presidential elections for Nov. 10.

The moves complicate efforts to resolve Georgia's six-year-old conflict with South Ossetia and raised immediate concern in Moscow about further instability in the Caucasus region not far from Chechnya.