Nagorno Karabakh is Holding Parliamentary Elections Tomorrow
15:08 – 22.05.10
On May 23 the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh will hold its 5th
parliamentary elections since independence.
According to the official website of the Central Election Commission
of NKR the parliamentary elections will be held both in proportional
representation and majoritarian electoral system.
Four parties will participate by proportional representation: Free
Homeland, Democratic Party of Artsakh, Communist Party of Artsakh and
the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun, ARF-D).
The first three heading the party list of Free Homeland Party are the
Prime Minister of NKR Araik Harutyunyan, Deputy Chairman of the
National Assembly of NKR Rudik Hyusnunts and the Director of School #1
in Stepanakert Ramela Dadayan.
The top three in Democratic Party of Artsakh party list are Chairman
of the National Assembly of Artsakh Ashot Ghulyan, Head of NA Standing
Commission on Defense and Security Janna Galstyan and Head of Staff of
the NKR Government Suren Grigoryan.
Sixteen candidates will participate in these elections by majoritarian
Prior of the voting day in Karabakh’s parliamentary elections
Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for
Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, said in a statement that the EU
`does not recognize the constitutional and legal framework within
which the parliamentary elections in Nagorno Karabakh will be held.’
"I would like to recall that the European Union does not recognize the
constitutional and legal framework within which the "parliamentary
elections" in Nagorno Karabakh will be held this Sunday. This event
should not prejudice the peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh
conflict. I reiterate our firm support to the OSCE Minsk-Group, and
the work of the three Co- chairs and their efforts towards a
settlement of the conflict, and call on the parties to redouble their
efforts to find a negotiated solution to the conflict. I recall the
EU’s readiness to offer further support to this end," said Ashton.