Presidential runoff to be held in Artsakh (Karabakh)

The Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) Central Electoral Commission has officially announced the complete preliminary results of Tuesday’s presidential election.

The total number of voters at Tuesday’s presidential elections of the Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) Republic was 104,348, whereas the voter turnout was 76,728. Srbuhi Arzumanyan, Chairperson of the Artsakh Central Electoral Commission, stated about this at a news conference Wednesday.

“This means that 73.5 percent of the number I mentioned voted in the presidential elections,” she added, in particular. “None of the presidential candidates of Artsakh has passed the 50+1 percent [threshold]. A second round of the presidential elections shall be held, which will take place on April 14.”

As per the preliminary results, the votes of the top three candidates were distributed as follows: Arayik Harutyunyan – 36,076 votes (49.26%), Masis Mayilian – 19,360 votes (26.4%), and Vitali Balasanyan – 10,755 votes (14.7%).