Monday, April 3, 2017

Armenia’s Ruling Party Wins Parliamentary Elections

RT: Armenia’s ruling party wins parliamentary polls with almost 50% of votes

The Republican Party of Armenia, led by current President Serzh Sargsyan, has won the parliamentary election, having secured almost 50 percent of the votes, the Central Election Commission says.

The Republican Party gained 49.12 percent (771,247 votes), commission Chairman Tigran Mukuchyan said, as cited by the local media.

The ruling party’s main rival, the ‘Tsarukyan’ bloc – headed by one of Armenia’s leading businessmen, Gagik Tsarukyan –garnered 27.32 percent of the vote.

Just over 7 percent of the votes were given to the ‘Elk’ (Way Out) opposition alliance.

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More News On Armenia's Parliamentary Elections

Armenia's Ruling Party Wins Parliamentary Election With Nearly 50% of Votes -- Sputnik
Ruling party wins Armenian parliamentary vote -- Reuters
Ruling Republican Party Wins 'Tainted' Armenian Elections -- RFE
OSCE Says Armenian Parliamentary Election Had Flaws -- Reuters
Armenia elections tainted by vote-buying: OSCE monitors -- Al Jazeera

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