BAKU: Electoral body urges Karabakh Armenians to take part in Azeril

Electoral body urges Karabakh Armenians to take part in Azeri local elections

ANS TV, Baku
18 Jun 04

[Presenter] The Armenian community of Nagornyy Karabakh will start
nominating tomorrow candidates for municipal elections which they
intend to stage on the occupied territories of Azerbaijan. The
secretary of the Azerbaijani Central Electoral Commission, Inqilab
Nasirov, has appealed to Azerbaijani citizens in Nagornyy Karabakh.

[Nasirov] I would like to notify Azerbaijani citizens in Nagornyy
Karabakh that they should not take part in illegal elections. Municipal
elections will be held in the Azerbaijan Republic in December 2004. The
Central Electoral Commission plans, as it always does, to set up
constituency electoral commissions for Xankandi [Stepanakert] and
other administrative-territorial units on the territory of Nagornyy
Karabakh. Azerbaijani citizens living in Nagornyy Karabakh can take
part in these municipal elections to form their local government
bodies. These elections should comply with the law of the Azerbaijani