The Armenian Central Election Commission has announced results of the voting at the parliamentary elections held on April 2. Ballots from 1,856 of the 2,009 voting station have been cast.
According to the commission, the ruling Republican Party of Armenia has 49,14% of the ballots, the Tsarukyan Bloc 27,46%, the Yelk Bloc 7,7%, the Dashnaktsutyun Party got 6,61%.
Thus, under preliminary results, these four political forces get to the parliament. The rest failed to have enough votes to overcome the five-percent barrier for parties or the seven-percent barrier for blocs.
Earlier, BS/The Gallup International provided preliminary results of exit polls conducted together with the Armenian Sociological Association. According to them, the same four parties have enough votes to get to the parliament.
The turnout at the elections was 60,68%, says the Central Election Commission.
These were the first parliamentary elections after a constitutional referendum that approved amendments making Armenia a parliamentary republic. For the first time in the country’s history, the voting was held under the proportional election system. Over 28,000 local monitors and more than 640 foreign observers from six international organizations monitored the elections. Nine political parties and blocs participated in the elections.