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President of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic

President of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
Bako Sahakyan

since 7 September 2007
Term length 5 years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Robert Kocharyan
Formation 29 December 1994
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The President of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic is the de facto head of state of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic that is de jure part of Azerbaijan. This is a list of the de facto presidents of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and the holders of the precursor to the office.


  • List of Heads of State of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (1992–present) 1
    • Chairmen of Parliament (1992–1994) 1.1
    • Presidents (1994–present) 1.2
  • Latest election 2
  • See also 3

List of Heads of State of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (1992–present)

Chairmen of Parliament (1992–1994)

Name Took Office Left Office Party
1 Artur Mkrtchyan 7 January 1992 14 April 1992 Independent
Georgy Petrosyan 15 April 1992 14 June 1993 Independent
Garen Baburyan 14 June 1993 29 December 1994 Independent

Presidents (1994–present)

Name Took Office Left Office Party
1 Robert Kocharyan 29 December 1994 20 March 1997 Independent
2 Leonard Petrosyan 20 March 1997 8 September 1997 Independent
3 Arkadi Ghukasyan 8 September 1997 7 September 2007 Independent
4 Bako Sahakyan 7 September 2007 Incumbent Independent

Latest election

 Summary of the 19 July 2012 Nagorno-Karabakh presidential election results
Candidate Votes %
Bako Sahakyan 47,085 64.65
Vitaly Balasanyan 22,966 31.53
Arkady Soghomonyan 594 0.81
Blank or invalid 2,188 3.00
Total votes cast 72,833 100.00
Turnout 72,833 73.64
Abstention 26,076 26.36
Total eligible voters 98,909 100.00
Source: Panorama, RIA Novosti

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