Elections in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic

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The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic elects on a national level a president and a parliament. The president is elected for a five term by the people. The National Assembly (Azgayin Zhoghov) has 33 members, 16 elected for a five-year term in single seat constituencies and 17 by proportional representation. Nagorno Karabakh has a multi-party system, with numerous parties in which no one party often has a chance of gaining power alone, and parties must work with each other to form coalition governments.

Latest elections[edit]

2012 Presidential election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 19 July 2012 Nagorno-Karabakh presidential election results
Candidate Votes %
Bako Sahakyan 47,085 64.65
Vitaly Balasanyan 22,966 31.53
Arkady Soghomonyan 594 0.81
Blank or invalid 2,188 3.00
Total votes cast 72,833 100.00
Turnout 72,833 73.64
Abstention 26,076 26.36
Total eligible voters 98,909 100.00
Source: Panorama, RIA Novosti

2010 Parliamentary election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 23 May 2010 National Assembly of Nagorno-Karabakh election results
Party
Party-list
Constituency
Total
seats
+/–
Votes
%
Seats
Seats
%
Free Motherland 29,252 44.2% 8 6 37.5% 14 Increase 4
Democratic Party of Artsakh 18,017 27.0% 5 2 12.5% 7 Decrease 5
Armenian Revolutionary Federation 12,725 19.1% 4 2 12.5% 6 Increase 3
Communist Party of Artsakh 3,057 4.6% Steady
Non-partisans 6 37.5% 6 Decrease 2
Valid votes 63,324 94.8%
Invalid/blank votes 3,446 5.2%
Total (Turnout 67.8%) 66,771 100.0 17 16 100 33 Steady
Source: NKR Ministry of Foreign Affairs Caucasian Knot