Doctor, professor, Karen Ohanjanyan, the coordinator of “Narogno-Karabakh Committee of Helsinki Initiative-92”, winner of international peace and human rights awards, touched upon the 2020 presidential elections to be held in Artsakh
I will back him and will use all my capacities so that Araik Harutyunyan becomes the president of the republic in 2020. Karen Ohanjanyan
STEPANAKERT, MAY 19, ARTSAKHPRESS: The full text of the statement is provided by aravot.am.
Dear citizens of Artsakh, a period of realisation of the whole travelled and a new choice emerges in the course the history of our young sovereign republic, which will largely impact the route of development of our young republic in the coming five years. After the April revolution of love and tolerance in Armenia political processes in Artsakh republic began to develop rapidly, bringing about both positive and negative elements. Unusually lively activity in social-political life in our country is identified in the context of these processes, and this activity is connected with the coming presidential election of 2020.
Practically all political organizations have stated their intentions, visions of development of the country in the future and their preferred leader of the state. According to the Constitution of our country the President has quite wide powers and the skilled use thereof will impact the way our country will develop, the way issues of social-economic development of the country, issues of physical security of our citizens and protection of democratic freedoms of our citizens will be solved, including development of democratic entities. Not only stability and development in our country, total consensus regarding the path chosen will depend on the figure of the president democratically elected at elections, but also — largely synchronization and harmonization of development of all state institutes of state.
This is very important in the context of consolidation of indicators determining self-sustainability of a state, and it will largely impact recognition of independence of the self-proclaimed state by the global community. At present Arayik Harutyunyan, the leader of Azat Hayrenik (Free Motherland) party, officially stated in front of his supporters on his intention to run in 2020 election as a candidate for the president of Artsakh at a mass meeting in Kashatagh, devoted to the 27th anniversary of liberation of Kashatagh, which physically reunited Artsakh with Armenia!
I totally support and respect the decision of the leader of Azat Hayrenik party, as I confidently and justifiably believe that among the persons who have stated their intention to run for the president’s office, only Arayik Harutyunyan possesses the abovementioned qualities of the leader, which are needed for stable and physically secure development of the country. Meanwhile I do not understate the merits of other candidates. For me stability and development in the context of all criteria of human dimensions are the most important! Only Araik Harutyunyan together with our people is able via liberal and consensual governance ensure implementation of all indicators of human dimension.
Thus, not only do I support his decision but also state that will back him and will use all my capacities — knowledge, expertise and international connections and human resources that I possess so that Araik Harutyunyan becomes the president of the republic in 2020. I call upon all of my supporters to support my statement and like me to back Araik Harutyunyan, the future president of our country.