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The National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh (Armenian: Արցախի Հանրապետության Ազգային ժողով, Artsakhi Hanrapetut'yan Azgayin zhoghov or simply Ազգային ժողով, ԱԺ, Azgayin zhoghov, AZh) is the legislative branch of the government of the Republic of Artsakh.

Electoral system

After 2017 constitutional referendum, according to the constitution of Artsakh all members to National Assembly shall be elected for a five-year term through proportional electoral system. The National Assembly shall be composed of no less than 27 and no more than 33 MPs. The number of the MPs shall be defined by the Electoral Code.[1]

Before the constitutional referendum National Assembly should have 33 members, 22 of which (17 before 2015) elected in using party-list proportional representation, the rest elected in single seat constituencies using first-past-the-post voting system.

Latest election

e • d Summary of the 3 May 2015 National Assembly of Nagorno-Karabakh election results
Party Party-list Constituency Total
seats
±
Votes % Seats Seats %
Free Motherland 32,632 47.35 11 4 15 Increase 1
Democratic Party 13,105 19.10 4 2 6 Decrease 1
ARF 12,965 18.81 4 3 7 Increase 1
Movement 88 4,778 6.93 2 2 Increase 2
National Revival 3,709 5.38 1 1 Increase 1
Communist Party of Artsakh 1,136 1.65 Steady
Peace and Development 591 0.86 Steady
Non-partisans/Independents 2 2 Decrease 4
Invalid votes 3,380
Total 72,296 100.00 22 11 100.00 33
Electorate and turnout: 102,042 70.88
Source: CEC, CEC, Caucasian Knot

Committees

The National Assembly has 7 standing committees:

  • Standing Committee on Defense, Security and Law Enforcement
  • Standing Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs
  • Standing Committee on Social Affairs and Health
  • Standing Committee on Production and Manufacturing Infrastructure
  • Standing Committee on Budget, Financial and Economic Management
  • Standing Committee on Science, Education, Culture, Youth and Sports,[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ Article 107 Constitution of the Republic of Artsakh
  2. ^ Committees Official website of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh