Artsakh CEC: According to preliminary data, Araik Harutyunyan is leading in the NKR presidential election
ArmInfo. According to preliminary data, NKR ex-state minister Araik Harutyunyan is leading in the presidential election in Artsakh. It is reported by the CEC of
Artsakh. Note that the data are presented without Martakert, where
the vote count continues.
According to the source, the leader of the Free Homeland party Araik
Harutyunyan scored 31 thousand out of 76.5 thousand votes. In second
place was Artsakh Foreign Minister Masis Mayilyan, who gained 16.5
thousand votes, and Vitaliy Balasanyan followed him with 9.5 thousand
Since none of the candidates crossed the threshold of 50% of the
vote, a second round is likely to be appointed in Artsakh.
About 76.5 thousand people voted in the elections, turnout was 72.7%,
the CEC notes. It should be noted that 14 candidates were nominated
for the post of president in Artsakh.