21 Jan 2020 13:47

Nagorno-Karabakh to hold presidential, parliamentary elections on March 31

YEREVAN. Jan 21 (Interfax) - The unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh republic will hold parliamentary and presidential elections on March 31.

"March 31, 2020 has been declared the day of presidential and parliamentary elections," the Nagorno-Karabakh Central Elections Commission said.

Due to these plans, March 31 will be a non-working day in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Azerbaijan lost control of Nagorno-Karabakh and seven districts in the early 1990s as a result of a conflict with the ethnic Armenian population of the region and with Armenia.

Armenia and the unrecognized NKR on the one hand and Azerbaijan on the other declared a ceasefire in May 1994.

The peace process is being mediated by the OSCE Minsk Group, which was established in 1992 to search for ways of peaceful settlement of the Karabakh conflict.