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Political System of Artsakh
Արցախի հանրապետության պետական համակարգ
Coat of arms of Artsakh.svg
Polity typeUnitary presidential republic
ConstitutionConstitution of Artsakh
Legislative branch
NameNational Assembly
Presiding officerAshot Ghulian, President of the National Assembly
Executive branch
Head of State and Government
CurrentlyArayik Harutyunyan
Current cabinetSecond Harutyunyan government
Judicial branch
NameJudiciary of Artsakh
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Politics of Artsakh takes place within the constraints of a written constitution, approved by a popular vote, that recognises three branches of government: executive, legislative and judicial. The executive branch of government is exercised within a framework of a presidential representative democratic republic, whereby the President of Artsakh is both the head of state and the head of government. The legislative branch of government is composed of both the Government and the National Assembly. Elections to the National Assembly are on the basis of a multi-party system. As of 2009, the American-based non-governmental organisation, Freedom House, ranks Artsakh above both Armenia and Azerbaijan in terms of political and civil rights.[1][2][3] The republic is de facto independent and de jure a part of Azerbaijan. None of the elections in Artsakh are recognised by international bodies such as the OSCE Minsk Group, the European Union or the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation. Both Azerbaijan and Turkey have condemned the elections and called them a source of increased tensions.[4][5][6]

Executive branch

Arayik Harutyunyan
4th President of the Republic
Main office holders
Office Name Party Since
President Arayik Harutyunyan Free Motherland 21 May 2020

The President is directly elected for a five-year term, by popular vote.

Current government

Grigori Martirosyan
State Minister of the Republic

Legislative branch

Artsakh Presidential Palace
National Assembly of the Republic
Moment of silence
Ashot Ghulian
Speaker of the National Assembly

The National Assembly (Azgayin Zhoghov) has 33 members who are elected for a five-year term by Party-list proportional representation. Artsakh has a multi-party system, with numerous political parties in which no one party often has a chance of gaining power alone, and parties must work with each other to form coalition governments.

Judicial branch

Narine Narimanyan is the Head of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Artsakh.

Latest elections

Presidential election

CandidatePartyFirst roundSecond round
Arayik HarutyunyanFree Motherland - UCA Alliance36,07649.1739,86088.01
Masis MayilyanIndependent19,36026.395,42811.99
Vitaly BalasanyanJustice10,85514.79
David IshkhanyanArmenian Revolutionary Federation1,8732.55
Ashot GhulianDemocratic Party of Artsakh1,6832.29
Hayk KhanumyanNational Revival9621.31
Vahan BadasyanUnited Armenia Party7431.01
David BabayanArtsakh Conservative Party5870.80
Ruslan IsraelyanGeneration of Independence Party3710.51
Christine BalayanIndependent2020.28
Ashot DadayanIndependent1980.27
Bella LalayanIndependent1620.22
Sergey AmiryanIndependent1600.22
Melsik PoghosyanIndependent1410.19
Valid votes73,37396.5545,28896.02
Invalid/blank votes2,6223.451,8763.98
Total votes75,995100.0047,164100.00
Registered voters/turnout104,86672.47104,77745.01
Source: CEC, CEC

Parliamentary election

Logo of the
Free Motherland party
Artsakh Assemblée nationale 2020.svg
Free Motherland - UCA Alliance30,01540.8016+1
United Motherland17,68324.049New
Armenian Revolutionary Federation4,7586.473–4
Democratic Party of Artsakh4,3145.862–4
New Artsakh Alliance3,3854.600New
National Revival2,1752.9600
Artsakh Conservative Party2,1562.930New
Artsakh Revolutionary Party1,3251.800New
United Armenia Party9301.260New
Generation of Independence Party5510.750New
Communist Party of Artsakh4020.5500
Valid votes73,56196.82
Invalid/blank votes2,4193.18
Total votes75,980100.00
Registered voters/turnout104,86672.45
Source: CEC, Armenanews

See also


  1. ^ freedomhouse.org: Map of Freedom in the World, Freedom House, 2009
  2. ^ freedomhouse.org: Map of Freedom in the World, Freedom House, 2009
  3. ^ freedomhouse.org: Map of Freedom in the World, Freedom House, 2009
  4. ^ "EU does not recognize 'elections' in Nagorno Karabakh". News.Az. 1 May 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  5. ^ Mustafa Pazarlı. "US will not recognize Nagorno-Karabakh's elections". Videonews.us. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  6. ^ Mushvig Mehdiyev. "OIC condemns "elections" in Nagorno-Karabakh as illegal". AzerNews.az. Retrieved 7 June 2016.

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