Politics of Nagorno-Karabakh
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Politics of Nagorno Karabakh takes place in a framework of a presidential representative democratic republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, whereby the President of Nagorno Karabakh is both head of state and head of government, and of a multi-party system; as of 2009, American organization Freedom House ranks Nagorno-Karabakh Republic above both the republic of Armenia and Azerbaijan in terms of political and civil rights. Executive power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is vested in both the government and the National Assembly. The republic is de facto independent and de jure a part of Azerbaijan.
The president is elected for a five-year 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.
2010 Parliamentary election
|Democratic Party of Artsakh||18,017||27.0%||5||2||12.5%||7||5|
|Armenian Revolutionary Federation||12,725||19.1%||4||2||12.5%||6||3|
|Communist Party of Artsakh||3,057||4.6%||—||—||—||—|
|Total (Turnout 67.8%)||66,771||100.0||17||16||100||33|
|Source: NKR Ministry of Foreign Affairs Caucasian Knot|
2012 Presidential election
|Blank or invalid||2,188||3.00|
|Total votes cast||72,833||100.00|
|Total eligible voters||98,909||100.00|
|Source: Panorama, RIA Novosti|
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