Elections in the Republic of Artsakh

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The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic elects on a national level a president and a parliament. The president is elected for a five term by the people. The National Assembly (Azgayin Zhoghov) has 33 members, 16 elected for a five-year term in single seat constituencies and 17 by proportional representation. Nagorno Karabakh has a multi-party system, with numerous parties in which no one party often has a chance of gaining power alone, and parties must work with each other to form coalition governments. None of the elections have been recognized by any country or political entity. The Minsk Group believes the elections harm the peace talks [1]

Latest elections

2015 Parliamentary election

e • d Summary of the 3 May 2015 National Assembly of Nagorno-Karabakh election results
Party Party-list Constituency Total
seats
±
Votes  % Seats Seats  %
Free Motherland 32,632 47.35 11 4 15 Increase 1
Democratic Party 13,105 19.10 4 2 6 Decrease 1
ARF 12,965 18.81 4 3 7 Increase 1
Movement 88 4,778 6.93 2 2 Increase 2
National Revival 3,709 5.38 1 1 Increase 1
Communist Party of Artsakh 1,136 1.65 Steady
Peace and Development 591 0.86 Steady
Non-partisans/Independents 2 2 Decrease 4
Invalid votes 3,380
Total 72,296 100.00 22 11 100.00 33
Electorate and turnout: 102,042 70.88
Source: CEC, CEC, Caucasian Knot

2012 Presidential election

e • d Summary of the 19 July 2012 Nagorno-Karabakh presidential election results
Candidate Votes %
Bako Sahakyan 47,085 64.65
Vitaly Balasanyan 22,966 31.53
Arkady Soghomonyan 594 0.81
Blank or invalid 2,188 3.00
Total votes cast 72,833 100.00
Turnout 72,833 73.64
Abstention 26,076 26.36
Total eligible voters 98,909 100.00
Source: Panorama, RIA Novosti

References

  1. ^ http://commonspace.eu/eng/news/6/id3249


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