ArmInfo. The head of the United Motherland party, Samvel Babayan, does not exclude the possibility of cooperation with any political force operating on the territory of Artsakh.
This is stated in the response of the press service of Samvel Babayan to the media request. At the same time, according to the source, Samvel Babayan does not intend to initiate consolidation with any parties, but he is ready to consider all the proposals, with the only condition - their absolute support of the United Motherland party in the parliamentary elections, and, accordingly, the development program of the party Artsakh and the settlement of the Karabakh conflict.
The press service also notes that Samvel Babayan has already received several proposals from parties and is currently considering proposals from three presidential candidates.
"Samvel Babayan in 2019 announced his participation in the presidential elections, but as it turned out, earlier Artsakh authorities illegally removed him from registration in the state register, which made its participation impossible in the presidential election, as in law, candidates must reside in Artsakh for the last 10 years before the election. To recognize the actions of the authorities as illegal, Samvel Babayan went to court. The next court hearing is scheduled for January 23 of this year, "the press service said in a statement.
In 2020, in accordance with the new Constitution, presidential and parliamentary elections will be held in Artsakh. Among the candidates for participation in the presidential election are, in particular, the former NKR State Minister, the head of the Free Homeland Party Araik Harutyunyan, the Artsakh Foreign Minister Masis Mayilyan, the former Security Council head Vitaly Balasanyan, the former Minister of Defense, the hero of Artsakh Samvel Babayan.