FOUR PARTIES AND 40 MAJORITY CANDIDATES ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE MAY 23 NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS IN ARTSAKH
21 MAY, 2010
The NKR National Assembly elections through proportional representation
and majority elections will be held on May 23. According to the NKR
Electoral Code, 17 of the National Assembly’s 33 deputies will be
elected through proportional representation by the list of candidates
from parties, while 16 will be elected through majority elections.
There are 4 political parties participating in the elections through
NKR Prime Minister Arayik Harutyunyan heads the list of 35 candidates
of "Free Homeland".
Democratic Party of Artsakh (32 candidates, the list is headed by
Chairman of the NKR National Assembly Ashot Ghulyan)
Armenian Revolutionary Federation (10 candidates, the list is headed
by Assistant Director of "Tufenkian" Benevolent Fund Armen Sargsyan)
Communist Party of Nagorno-Karabakh (5 candidates, the list is headed
by unemployed Hrant Melkumyan)
There are 40 candidates nominated at 16 precincts through majority
elections. There is one candidate nominated at the 7th and 14th
precincts respectively, including existing chairman of the National
Assembly Ashot Ghulyan and executive director of "Regional Medical
Unit of Martakert" CJSC, non-partisan Gagik Ohanyan. There are a
maximum of 4 candidates nominated at 6 precincts.
The vote will be held on May 23 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 273 polling
stations of which 272 in the NKR and Armenia (16 precincts of the
NKR and 1 at the administrative building of the NKR representation
According to the schedule of the main events for preparing and
holding the National Assembly elections, the preliminary results of
the elections will be summed up and ratified on May 24-the results
of the majority elections will be summed up by 2 p.m. and the results
of the vote through proportional representation by 8 p.m.