STEPANAKERT. – Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Central Electoral Commission (NKR CEC) announced and ratified, during its session on Friday, the preliminary results of Thursday’s presidential elections, NKR CEC informed Armenian News-NEWS.am.
According to the CEC’s record, 72,958 from the 99,227 eligible voters cast their ballots in the elections. And Bako Sahakyan received 47,095, Vitali Balasanyan received 22,967, and Arkadi Soghomonyan received 593 votes respectively. A total of 2,302 ballots were declared invalid. And the number of inaccuracies was 4.
As Armenian News-NEWS.am informed earlier, the fifth presidential elections were held in NKR on Thursday.
Three non-party affiliate candidates were running in the elections. They were: Incumbent NKR President Bako Sahakyan, Deputy Director Arkadi Soghomonyan of Academic Activities at the NKR capital Stepanakert Branch of State Agrarian University of Armenia, and NKR National Assembly MP Vitali Balasanyan.
NKR’s previous presidential elections were held on July 19, 2007, and serving President Bako Sahakyan was elected Head of State. According to official figures, he had received 85.12 percent of the total votes.