President of Artsakh seeks to authorize parliament to elect president during martial law if office becomes vacant


FEBRUARY 13, ARTSAKHPRESS. The President of Artsakh Arayik Harutyunyan initiated Constitutional amendments that would authorize parliament to elect a president in the event of the post of the president becoming vacant in conditions of martial law.

“Guided by Paragraph 2 of Article 162 of the Artsakh Republic Constitution, President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan signed a decree, according to which a process of the Constitutional Amendment was initiated regarding the election of the republic’s President by the National Assembly and its specificities in case of the post of the President becoming vacant in the conditions of the martial law. On February 13, the Draft Constitutional Amendment was submitted to the National Assembly for discussion,” Harutyunyan’s office said in a press release.

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