Bako Sahakyan was re-elected the president of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) for a third term on Wednesday, July 18, 2017. The National Assembly at an extraordinary session on Wednesday approved Sahakyan’s candidacy with 28 votes in favor, four against and no abstentions.
Former Mayor of Stepanakert, Movement part leader Edward Aghabekyan was also running for the post.
Sahakyan is the fourth president of Karabakh. He was first elected as President on July 19, 2007, and on July 19, 2012, he was re-elected for a second five year term, receiving around two-third of the votes.