NKR Presidential Election: Report

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Last month, voters in the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, Artsakh went to polls
to elect their new president. Over 100 international election observers
monitored the vote. Among them was also an Independent American Election
Monitoring Delegation organized by the Public International Law & Policy
Group (PILPG).

This was the third election that PILPG has monitored in Nagorno-Karabakh,
and the first election held there since Nagorno-Karabakh approved the
Constitutional Referendum in 2006. PILPG considers international election
observation an important instrument for developing democratic institutions.

PILPG’s six-person delegation visited 47 polling sites throughout the
Nagorno-Karabakh. They also met with the presidential candidates, political
leaders including the current President, election officials, and
representatives of civil society and the media. The commitment of the
authorities, the candidates, and the voters toward continued improvement of
the voting environment has produced demonstrable results, leading to a free
and fair presidential election. Bako Sahakian, nominated by civic initiative
and endorsed by the major political parties represented in Parliament, won
the election. The full report of the Independent American Monitoring
Delegation is attached.

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From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress


Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS