Pashinyan bloc wins Armenian snap election

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ex-president Sargsyan's party doesn't make it to the new parliament
10:53, 10 December 2018

The opposition Republican Party, led by Armenia's ex-president Serzh Sargsyan, has not made it to the country's new parliament, according to the information provided by the Central Elections Commission after the ballots from all of the country's polling stations were counted, BBC reported.

A total of 4.7% of the voters voted for the Republican Party.

The electoral bloc My Step, led by Armenia's acting prime minister Nikol Pashinyan, the leader of the Velvet Revolution leads the election with 70.43% of the votes.

The parties Prosperous Armenia (led by businessman Gagik Tsarukyan) and the party Light Armenia (led by parliamentarian Edmon Marukyan) have made it to the new parliament with 8.27% and 6.37% of the votes, respectively.

The party Dashnaktsutyun has not made the 5% barrier, receiving only 3.89% of the votes.

None of the other political forces (parties and blocs) has received more than 2% of the votes.

The tentative election outcome will be summarized at a Central Elections Commission meeting on Monday.

The barrier to make it to the parliament makes 5% for parties and 7% for blocs.

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The voter turnout in the Sunday parliamentary election was the lowest in Armenia in the past few years. A total of 48.63% of the voters voted in the election. The election did not have a voter turnout threshold.

However, elections in Armenia were held with massive violations, AzerNews reported

144 reports of violations were registered at the early parliamentary elections in Armenia, Police Colonel Ashot Sargsyan said at a press conference at the Central Election Commission, Trend reports citing Armenian media.

"144 messages: 36 in Yerevan and 108 in the regions were registered In the police units of Armenia. 58 of them concerned crimes, 86 did not contain evidence of a crime. Seven out of 58 reports were sent to military police units, one to the prosecutor’s office, one to the Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee," said Sargsyan.

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