Voters in Artsakh head to polls to elect President and Parliament

People in Artsakh head to polls to elect the country’s President and Parliament.

Fourteen candidates are running for President: Kristin Balayan, Vitaly Balasanyan, Sergey Amiryan, David Babayan, Bella Lalayan, Arayik Harutyunyan, Hayk Khanumyan, Davit Ishkhanyan, Vahan Badasyan, Masis Mayilyan, Ashot Ghulian, Ruslan Israyelyan, Ashot Dadayan and Melsik Poghosyan.

12 political parties are running for parliament:
1) National Revival
2) United Fatherland
3) Independence Generation
4) ARF
5) Revolutionary Party of Artsakh
6) Free Fatherland bloc
7) Justice Party
Democratic Party of Artsakh
9) Unified Armenia Party
10) Conservative Party of Artsakh
11) Communist Party of Nagorno Karabakh
12) New Artsakh bloc

A total of 103,663 citizens are eligible to vote. The elections will be monitored by 963 observers; 231 journalists will cover the polls, Public Radio of Armenia reports.

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