Nagorno-Karabakh parliament: basic statistical portrait

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Parliamentary elections in Nagorno-Karabakh were held on 3 May. The only certain thing about them is that they drew very little attention. Reports in Armenian and Russian media were unpassionately brief: “held”, “elected”, “commented”. Other countries’ attention was even poorer.

The official results were published by the Central Electoral Commission in two stages. First, on 11 May, the results were announced for party lists. A week later, a full list of new deputies, including those from single-member constituencies, was released.

We decided neither to talk once again about the results nor to fill the gap in the coverage of the election campaign. Instead, we proceed further with a series reviews of legislatures that started with Tajikistan some time ago.

There is no exaggeration that almost nothing has ever been written about the legislative work of the National assembly of Nagorno-Karabakh. Even an interest academic community pays is very contextual and formed by the existing agenda. All books and articles on the breakaway republic are solely about defence, international relations and the struggle for recognition. Publications in Azerbaijan deny in principle the very existence of any government bodies there (consider: [1]) and such research focus is impossible for them.

The data visualisation we publish below shows a basic statistical portrait of deputies in Nagorno-Karabakh immediately after the elections. The numbers have been collected and counted by Europe Insight from open sources. This general picture is the beginning for those who are interested in legislative work in various countries, including Nagorno-Karabakh, and an invitation for paying more interest to this issue.

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[1] Aliev N. (2005) Nagorny Karabakh: Separatizm and legitimnost vyborov. Central Asia and the Caucasus. N5 (41), pp. 128-134 (in Russian)

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