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Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) presidential candidate Vitali Balasanyan plans to release an announcement on the results of Thursday’s presidential elections. Balasanyan himself told this to Armenian

“A statement on results of the NKR elections will be issued in the coming hours,” he stated.

To note, incumbent NKR President Bako Sahakyan won these elections by receiving a great majority of the votes. According to preliminary figures, Sahakyan received 47,085 votes (66.7%), NKR National Assembly MP Vitali Balasanyan received 22,966 votes (32.5%), and Deputy Director Arkadi Soghomonyan of Academic Activities at the NKR capital Stepanakert Branch of State Agrarian University of Armenia received 594 votes (0.8%).       

As Armenian informed earlier, a total of 72,833 people, or 73.38 percent of all eligible voters, had cast their ballots as of Thursday 8pm, when all 273 polling stations’ doors were closed. A total of 99,190 people were included in the voting lists.  

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.

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