STEPANAKERT. – Even though our party’s votes in the parliamentary election are the result of hard work, we had greater expectations.
Chairman of the opposition National Revival Party of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR), Hayk Khanumyan, told the aforementioned to reporters on Monday, and with respect to Sunday’s National Assembly (NA) voting in the country.
“Frankly, we try not to accept congratulations, since this is not the result we were expecting,” Khanumyan said. “But the picture was predictable.”
The National Revival Party leader also stressed that although the opposition parties had received a small percentage of the votes, he did not rule out the cooperation of opposition parties in the NKR National Assembly.
“If Movement 88 manifests itself as opposition, our parliamentary cooperation is not ruled out,” he added.
As reported earlier, the chairperson of the NKR Central Electoral Commission (CEC), Srbuhi Arzumanyan, on Monday presented the preliminary voting results.
In Arzumanyan’s words, a total of 68,915 voters cast their ballots in favor of the seven political parties that ran in this election. And according to preliminary results, five of these political forces have been voted into the NKR NA.
These parties are: Free Motherland, National Revival, Democratic Party of Artsakh, Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Dashnaktsutyun Party, and Movement 88.
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.