STEPANAKERT. – Nagorno-Karabakh Republic MFA released a statement regarding the July 19 presidential elections.
“Nagorno-Karabakh held on July 19 presidential elections. Total of 73.4 percent of the voters participated in the elections.
International observers from 22 states, as well as local observers from the NGOs and political parties monitored the elections. According to the initial data by the international observers, the elections met democratic norms and the affiliation of several candidates secured expression of will freely by the citizens. Through each election, Karabakh confirms its will to continue its independence, while returning its former status is out of question.
At the same time, the allegations that elections in Karabakh may hamper the settlement of Azerbaijani-Karabakh conflict, are baseless and carry provocative objective,” the statement reads.