Silence Day in Artsakh
Besides, the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic will pass to its historical name - "Artsakh".
Besides, the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic will pass to its historical name - "Artsakh".
The NKR National Assembly consistently deepens its contacts with the parliaments and parliamentary structures of various foreign states: the standing committees, deputy factions, friendship groups, separate deputies, as well as with public and political forces, analytical centers, international organizations.
Ashot Ghulyan is elected as a Speaker of NKR newly formed Parliament.
According to the Election Code the parties should introduce their name lists within 7 days after the mandates are officially published.
It is to be stated that the EU made a retreat from its role of active advocate of universal values in its statement. What refers to the statements made by OSCE Minsk Group and US State Department, it becomes obvious that the statements were another attempts by them "not to offend" neither of sides instead appearing in "inconvenient " situation using two contradicting theses in their statements.
"These elections have been unique with their competitive format, taking into account that there were participating 7 political parties, including some very young ones»,- noted the political expert.
Elections are being held not for the international community or for their assessment, but for people of NKR, their rights, interests and development of daily life.
During the press conference the experts made comments on the process of the NKR Parliamentary elections, on the assessments given by international observers and political forces
The commitment of the voters and poll workers of Nagorno-Karabakh would rival any country.
The parliamentary elections again proved the fact that the elections, being an indispensable element of any functioning democratic system, became an integral part of political culture of Artsakh.
The fact that the people of Artsakh knows and believes that the parliamentary elections have passed in just and transparent way and that this was another step forward towards democracy, is the most important thing.
The votes received he called to be a serious result for ARF, stressing that this shows their program was quite well perceived by the society.
The elections proved that the Artsakh people have managed to develop an acknowledgment that democratic elections are among the most important processes towards the further development of the country. In this context it was not by chance that Artsakh people congratulated each other on the day of election do it for the holidays.
100 international observers from 25 countries have seen how Artsakh is developing.
Many well-known newspapers and magazines just avoided this very creepy topic in order not to get engaged with the conflict in any way.
This is the only path towards a sustainable peace settlement in the area and a development that would strengthen values such as democracy, justice and protection of human rights against armed threat and aggression.
Movement-88 Party, according to Aghabekyan, does not have any intention to form coalition, but will work and cooperate with those political forces the activities of which will correspond to the aims of Movement-88.
The elections, of course, were held in a free atmosphere, no obstacles have been recorded in the election process. However, the result the CEC published, has created political and state crisis in Artsakh.
NKR parliamentary elections once more showed the world that even being not recognised it is possible to organize free, just and transparent elections.
We knew this and wanted by organizing the society to reach to a certain result. However, we did not manage it or managed to a small extent.
We will work in the same way, simply more actively and will try to more effectively organize our work.
There were just and free elections and people voted the way they wanted.
The guests shared their impressions from May 3 elections calling them democratic. The sides came to an agreement for further cooperation.
The presence of more than 100 international observers is welcomed, according to whose estimates the elections were held in organized, transparent manner, meeting international standards.
Referring to the counting of the votes, he stressed that it was transparent, but there were several technical problems, which were immediately solved by the Election Committee.
As Arzumanyan mentioned, according to the results of the elections those parties that have passed 5% threshold will be presented in the Parliament.
He expressed regret over the statements on NKR elections by the EU and other European institutions.
During the meeting members of the delegation certified that Nagorno-Karabakh Republic held open and transparent elections, which included all democratic standards.
According to the personal blog page of NKR Prime Minister Press Secretary Artak Beglaryan the #NKRvote15 non-official, parliamentary results are as follows:
At this moment I can declare that we were able do another step forward towards democracy and irrespective of the results of the elections today we are celebrating our another victory.
In general the situation was calm. There were some small incidents, but no extraordinary things have been recorded.
The results are not clear yet, but we expect that the votes Dashnaktsutyun will receive would be more compared to 2012.
According to our data, no serious incidents have been recorded during the elections. They have passed in a normal way and the international observers were just admired by the elections.
As for the results of the elections, Aghababyan avoided to make predictions and said: "The counting of the votes have already started and in several hours the results will be clear."
As for the expectations of the party concerning the results of the elections, the NK Communist Party representative mentioned that it is early to say anything and should wait to the results.
As for the violations, according to Grigoryan, no serious incidents have been recorded.
It should be reminded that there were 287 polling station, one being located in the NKR Permanent Representation in Yerevan.
According to him the elections are going on in their normal way and they are exceptional with their active participation.
The new parliament would be more professional and would contribute to the development of the country and would make democratic progress.
The Deputy had private meetings with observers from Europe, Canada, Lebanon. The observers have not recorded any violations yet.
People understand that this is the first time professional parliament will be elected in NKR. Thus, people have a lot of expectations from this parliament.
It is not the first time I participate in election processes, but this time, I was pleasantly surprised by the good organization and conduct of elections.
As for the receiving information from the proxies, the headquarter informed that they have proxies in polling stations, but they are expected to give such an information during the counting of the votes.
The head of the headquarter mentioned that the participation of the citizens is normal, noting that till now only one violation has been recorded for campaigning in a prohibited place and this was recorded by the representative of the party.
The elections at this moment are going on in accordance with law, there are no complaints and violations.
In a talk with journalists he mentioned that he has a lot of expectations from these elections and he has voted for the future of Democratic Artsakh.
The representative of Communist Party mentioned that there is an active participation of the citizens, who come to vote and give their civic duty. However, it was also mentioned that it is still early to say the percentage of the participation.
We have visited two polling stations and have not noticed any violations. People are coming to vote this morning. There is an activity among voters and a wish to vote for NKR future.
As a result of the elections we will have a professional parliament and the professional deputies with their legislative activities will more effectively contribute to the development of the country.
110 international observers have arrived from different European countries, the US and also from Armenia.
During the meetings series of questions were discussed, referring to the development of the democratic institutions in Artsakh and the civil society, as well as the regional processes.
About how the political parties asses the pre-election process and how they see their input in the Karabakh conflict settlement, you can read in the exclusive interviews of "Armedia" IAA.
Our aim is that the OSCE not only come up with suggestions, but also make them be realized. If this is not done, there will be no progress in this issue.
These elections differ from the previous ones by the fact that for the first time in the Republic a parliament on permanent basis will be established.
In order to find out how much the NKR Electoral Code corresponds to the European standards by their level of freedom, below the electoral norms in Artsakh will be compared to electoral law of any other European country taking as a case study Poland.
We have no doubt that peace and development have no alternative in Artsakh and we participate in these elections with the slogan "Future is ours."
Following the dynamic developments during the previous elections, it is obvious that the next elections will be a step forward not only in implanting fundamental principles of democracy but also our people will reaffirm the right to self-determination and the will.
Of course, any open and transparent elections are a step forward in the process of democratization. First of all, this process is necessary for ourselves and not for just showing it to the international community.
The main peculiarities of Free Homeland party is in its being always with people, as our greatest potential is our people. It is not by accidentl, that we have chosen the following motto for the upcoming elections – "Rely on Our Potential."
In Karabakh issue we see only one superpower and that superpower is Artsakh. It is only with developed economy, advanced political system and strong society that Artsakh can solve its security and demographic problems and complete our victory in the war field.
In spite being in the situation of "no war, no peace" Nagorno-Karabakh Republic was able to develop as a state, to build democracy and become an example for many countries in regard with freedom of expression, human rights and rule of law.
According to NKR Government Information and Public Relations Department, the Prime Minister welcomed the guests, thanking them for their consistent attention towards Artsakh.
According the president Artsakh people continue to build their native land by their own effort and hard work.
In electoral district N1 Lernik Hovhannisyan and Hambardzum Arzanyan proposed their candidacies by majoritarian electoral system.
They particularly praised the soldier's fighting spirit and the readiness level of service, the work carried out in the frontline to ensure the safety of the servicemen and condemned Azerbaijan's attempts to destabilize the situation.
President Sahakyan expressed gratitude to the guests for their sincere friendship and highly appreciated the observation mission, adding that the observations of world's leading countries are important for the development of democracy in Artsakh.
I should mention that during its 24 years of independence, though not being internationally recognized and always being in the situation of "no war, no peace," NKR was able to reach great achievements in its internal political life.
In this respect, there is a clash between international human rights norms and the reality. It is no secret that the legal hierarchy of human rights is a priority, but in the current geopolitical realities the citizens of unrecognized states are not able to fully enjoy their rights as enshrined in various acts.
Any person, who visits Artsakh, almost automatically appears in the Azerbaijani "black list" and for a person, whose entrance to one country is forbidden, it is hardly important that there is a case against him.
According to the initial information provided by the NKR Territorial Election Commission in all electoral districts of the country, totally 50 citizens have been nominated.
19 citizens were nominated by majoritarian electoral system in 9 out of 11 electoral districts of the Republic.