(IWPR) The breakaway republic of Nagorny Karabakh is voting in its second round of presidential elections, despite warnings of the potential dangers of public gatherings amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
While elections on March 31 led to the formation of a new parliament, none of the presidential candidates received more than 50 per cent of the votes. [...]
“The future of the Karabakh government is currently very uncertain, with Artsakh facing a political crisis for the first time,” agreed Alexander Iskandaryan, director of the Caucasus Institute.
“It is obvious that there were some problems between the authorities of Armenia and Karabakh, namely, some disagreements between Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and the president of Artsakh, Bako Sahakyan,” he said. [...]
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