STEPANAKERT. – The parliamentary elections in Nagorno-Karabakh (NK) were held under a level political field, and all phases of the voting are positively assessed.
Viktor Sheynis, a member of the Russian observation mission that monitored Sunday’s election in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR), noted the above-said at Monday’s press conference in the NKR capital city of Stepanakert.
He added that the Russian observers had visited a significant number of polling stations throughout the NKR.
“The observation mission did not record any incident, or [election] fraud, which could have had an impact on the citizens’ expression of will. The process of counting of the votes [cast] was conducted transparently.
“The Russian observers’ mission recognizes as completely legitimate the elections that were held on [Sunday,] May 3 in the NK, [and] which are consistent with the letter and spirit of the international standards for conducting democratic elections,” Sheynis said, in particular.
In his words, the Russian observation mission also calls on the parliaments and governments of the UN member states to focus on the results of these elections in the NK, and to take steps to recognize these results.
A total of 110 observers from a variety of countries monitored Sunday’s parliamentary election in the NKR. Seven political parties ran for the country’s 33 parliamentary seats by the proportional system. In addition, fifty individuals, 27 of whom self-nominated, vied for the parliamentary mandates by the majority system.