“Nagorno Karabakh elected its president in a tense atmosphere,” Le Monde writes
How much the foreign ministries of different countries continue to issue statements saying they don’t recognise the presidential elections of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, nevertheless, foreign media haven’t stopped publishing information on the elections since their very first day.
Thus, German Deutche Welle published the preliminary election results citing the NKR’s CEC, according to which Bako Sahakyan was re-elected president.
France’s Le Monde writes, in turn, “The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic elected its president in a tense atmosphere, which makes to fear that a new conflict may emerge in that territory of the Caucasus.” The newspaper reminds that the war, which started in 1990 when Nagorno Karabakh declared its independence, cost the lives of 30 000 people and thousands of people became refugees.
“So far, Azerbaijan and Armenia haven’t been able to come to an agreement over that territory. Periodically mutual shots occur on the border, which have killed about 20 soldiers since the end of 2011,” Le Monde writes adding that according to analysts, Bako Sahakyan’s victory doesn’t give rise to doubts as he was supported by three factions of the NKR’s National Assembly.