On August 8–2004–municipal elections in the Mountainous Karabagh Republic took place. An official announcement concerning the results of the elections has not yet been made by the MKR Central Electoral Commission. According to early election returns–the winner of the Stepanakert mayoral election will be determined through a runoff. The runoff will be between Pavel Najarian and Eduard Aghabekian. The ARF supported Aghabekian’s candidacy and did not introduce its own candidate.
Candidates representing the ARF did participate in MKR regional elections. Twelve of the ARF’s 13 candidates were victorious in the Hatrut region; both candidates in the Askeran region were elected–while the mayoral candidate was defeated; two of three candidates in Mardouni were elected; in the Kachataghi region–8 of the ARF’s 11 candidates were elected–and two advanced to the second round of elections; 3 of the 8 candidates in Martakert were elected and two advanced to the runoffs; in the Nor Shahoumian region–7 of the 9 candidates were elected; the ARF candidate in Shushi was not elected.
The second round of elections will take place on August 22.
Armenian Revolutionary Federation Central Committee of Mountainous Karabagh