SARDARAPAT MOVEMENT CALLS ON ARTSAKH AUTHORITIES TO SETTLE LIBERATED TERRITORIES AROUND KARABAKH WITH ARMENIANS OF SYRIA
Tuesday, July 31, 19:55
“The past presidential elections in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
(NKR) let us state that prerequisites are being created in Artsakh for
political activation of the people”, Sardarapat Movement says in its
statement. The movement supports the political opposition in Artsakh
and hopes that the opposition will form a new political culture,
offer new original models to address the issues of the Armenians
worldwide, and will make its own contribution to the restoration and
consolidation of the Armenian statehood.
Sardarapat also calls on the NKR authorities to consider the Karabakh
problem only in the context of all- Armenian interests and to take the
most active part in the implementation of the topical tasks faced by
the Armenians worldwide. One of these tasks is to provide relevant
conditions for the Syrian Armenians to return to their homeland,
Sardarapat says. The movement thinks that the liberated territories
around the NKR can and must be settled with the Armenians of Syria.
On July 22 the Central Electoral Commission of the NKR summed up the
final results of the July 19 presidential elections. The turnout was
73.43%, and the incumbent president of the NKR, Bako Sahakyan was
re-elected with 47095 votes (66.70%).
Vitaly Balasanyan, a hero of the Artsakh war, ex-deputy defense
minister of the NKR, the candidate from the opposition, obtained
32.50% of votes. He announced the creation of the political force,
which will defend the interests of the opposition electorate.