The parliamentary elections in Nagorno-Karabakh were held in a fair and transparent climate, and they are consistent with international norms.
Karin Mac Donald, Director of Election Administration Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley, USA, stated the aforementioned at a press conference on Wednesday.
Mac Donald noted that they had conducted an impartial research in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR), and by using the Berkeley university’s respective methodology.
She also noted that their observation team had visited thirteen polling precincts in six regions in the NKR, and they had free access during the entire electoral process, and this had reflected on the quality and process of voting.
Mac Donald added that she had noted an active participation by women.
Karin Mac Donald informed, however, that their observation team will present a report on some matters that require solutions.
The NKR National Assembly election was held on May 3. 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.