The ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) wins the Parliamentary elections held on Sunday in Armenia with a big lead, according to the preliminary official results summed up by the country’s Central Electoral Committee (CEC) after processing the protocols received from all precincts.
According to these results, presented on Monday by the CEC Chairman Tigran Mukuchyan, four political forces enter the parliament with the ruling Republican party obtaining 49.12% of the votes. “Tsarukyan” bloc comes the second with 428, 965 votes that constitute 27.32%.
“Yelq” (Exit) bloc comes the third with 7.77% of the votes, while the ARF-Dashnaktsutyun scores 6.57% of the votes.
The four mentioned political forces will be represented in the new parliament under the new Electoral Code, that sets a threshold of five percent of the votes to secure representation in the parliament, while blocs require at least seven percent.
Other parties and blocs running for the elections failed to meet the threshold with Armenian Renaissance Party scoring 3.71%, “ORO” bloc – 2.07%, “Armenian National Congress – HZhK” bloc- 1.65%, Party of Free Democrats – 0.94% and the Communist Party – 0.75%.
According to the CEC-released preliminary results, 1, 5777, 323 voters or 60,86% of the total number of the citizens eligible to vote participated in Armenian parliamentary elections on Sunday. The number of invalid ballot papers is 6701