Presidential and parliamentary elections take place in Artsakh today.
Artsakh elects a new president and parliament
STEPANAKERT, MARCH 31, ARTSAKHPRESS: 281 polling stations are opened in Artsakh.
14 candidates are running for the Artsakh presidency: Kristin Balayan, Vitaly Balasanyan, Sergey Amiryan, David Babayan, Bela Lalayan, Arayik Harutyunyan, Hayk Khanumyan, Davit Ishkhanyan, Vahan Badasyan, Masis Mayilyan, Ashot Ghoulian, Ruslan Israyelyan, Ashot Dadayan and Melsik Poghosyan.
12 political parties are running for parliament:
1) National Revival
2) United Fatherland
3) Independence Generation
5) Revolutionary Party of Artsakh
6) Free Fatherland bloc
7) Justice Party
Democratic Party of Artsakh
9) Unified Armenia Party
10) Conservative Party of Artsakh
11) Communist Party of Nagorno Karabakh
12) New Artsakh bloc
103,663 citizens are eligible to vote.
963 observers will monitor the elections, and 231 journalists will cover the polls.