Republican Party of Artsakh addresses Armenia PM with open letter, Armenia

12:01, 10.03.2020

Leader of the Republican Party of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic) Arevik Petrosyan has addressed Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan with an open letter regarding the upcoming elections in Artsakh.

She particularly stated the following:

“Honorable Mr. Prime Minister,

As the leader of a political party and an average citizen of Artsakh, I express my concern about the program coordinators of the Union of Informed Citizens NGO carrying out their observation mission ahead of the upcoming nationwide elections to be held in Artsakh on March 31, 2020.

With interest in the holding of democratic elections in Artsakh, the Republican Party of Artsakh considers the needless statements on the presumption of potential electoral bribes and post-election turbulence inadmissible. The political party considers these statements as statements by an irresponsible person and as an attempt to cast a shade on the democratic developments in Artsakh and on the confidence of the Government of Armenia, as well as the person’s bias.

Mr. Pashinyan,

I would like to ask you, as the representative of the authorities of Armenia and a person who promised the people of Artsakh to be the guarantor of free and transparent elections during your speech at Renaissance Square in Stepanakert on August 5, 2019, to take measures to make sure such people and organizations respect the principles of an observation mission. The heroic people of Artsakh don’t deserve such treatment. I fully hope my letter is not disregarded.”

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