Three out of the four Armenian candidates running in the recently held parliamentary election in Lebanon have won seats in the country’s top legislative body.
All the four were nominees of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaksutyun (ARF-D). according to Azdag, a Beirut-based Aremnian publication. Hakob Bagratuni, Alexander Matosyan and Hakob Terzian garnered enough votes to be represented in parliament. Serj Chukhatarian failed to cross the required threshold.After the initial vote count late on Sunday, Bagratuni said the party was content with the result.
The publication reports that the election was all in all held in a peaceful atmosphere with the exception of only several districts breaches of security rules were reported. Several political forces earlier proposed prolonging the voting for two more hours but the plan wasn’t reportedly possible to realize.According to the Beirut-based Armenian publication, the election was tainted by fraud and vote-buying.
A total of 976 candidates had filed bids for the 128-seat parliament.