Armenian and Karabakh armed forces hold joint military exercises at a training ground near the town of Tigranakert in the unrecognized Republic of Karabakh on November 14, 2014. (AFP/Karen Minaysan)
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Opposition parties for the first time won parliamentary seats in the legislature of Azerbaijan's breakaway Nagorny Karabakh in a vote denounced as illegitimate by Baku and the West, preliminary results showed Monday.Three pro-regime parties won most of the votes in Sunday's parliamentary elections in the separatist region but in a surprise development two opposition parties cleared the five-percent threshold needed to get into the 33-member legislature, officials said.The opposition parties -- Movement-88 and National Revival -- got 6.93 percent and 5.38 percent of the vote respectively, said the head of the local elections commission, Arbuhi Arzumanyan.
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