Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

NKR elects new president

The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) elected a new president July 19 during what 100 international observers indicated was a free, fair and democratic election, according to the Artsakh News Digest, which is a publication of the NKR Office.

Bako Sahakian received 85 percent of the votes, while his foremost challenger, Masis Mayilian, obtained 12 percent. Voter turnout was over 77 percent of all registered voters.

American observers said the election was on par with the NKR Constitution and international standards. Vladimir Matic, head of the American monitoring group, said they would issue a report on the election, which will soon be available at www.publicinternationallaw.org.

To access the NKR Office in Washington, D.C. website, click here.


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