ArmInfo.Deeply aware of the challenges that threaten our national security, and considering the life of every citizen an absolute value, I declare with all responsibility and sincerity that I will treat the decision to postpone the elections with understanding. A similar opinion was expressed by ArmInfo Foreign Minister, Artsakh presidential candidate Masis Mayilyan.
"In recent days, many of our compatriots from Artsakh, Armenia and the Diaspora have asked me to clarify the position regarding the appropriateness of postponing the election date. The growing threat of the spreading epidemic makes it necessary to assess the situation in a new way, while also recognizing the risks associated with the election," he said.
Stressing that Artsakh has a unified security environment with Armenia, Mayilyan noted that, accordingly, this implies a unified tactics and logic in the fight against coronavirus. The fight, in turn, should be based on the experience already gained in Armenia, subject to the complete harmonization of efforts, given that world experience indicates the most unpredictable consequences of neglecting the viral danger.
"I have to say that our entire political team has done a great job in the framework of the campaign to bring our concept of fundamental reforms to our society. Based on its results, I can say about the enthusiasm, will and determination with which our society met our ideas for creating the foundation of the New Artsakh.This gives us additional confidence that we will fix the victory of a new concept for the development of our country on March 31. I want to wish all of us health and express confidence that our people will win Lemma and from this test "- summed up Mayilian.
It should be noted that the main competitors in the upcoming March 31 presidential and parliamentary elections in Artsakh are ex-minister of state, one of the richest people in the country Araik Harutyunyan and current Foreign Minister Masis Mayilyan. Harutyunyan is supported by the current authorities of Artsakh, Mayilyana is ex-commander of the Artsakh Defense Army Samvel Babayan, several other political forces. In total, 12 presidential candidates registered in the Artsakh CEC.