5 POLITICAL PARTIES, 1 BLOC ENTER ARMENIAN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
- YEREVAN. - The Central Electoral Commission of Armenia has tallied close to 95 percent of the total votes—or the results of 1,883 constituencies—from Sunday's National Assembly elections. The current figures are as follows:
Republican Party of Armenia - 44.05% (624,426 votes)
Prosperous Armenia Party - 30.32% (429,738 votes)
Armenian National Congress - 7.07% (100,223 votes)
Heritage Party - 5.76% (81,569 votes)
ARF Dashnaktsutyun Party - 5.70% (80,790 votes)
Orinats Yerkir Party - 5.47% (77,497 votes)
Communist Party of Armenia - 1.06% (15,053 votes)
Democratic Party of Armenia - 0.37% (5,194 votes)
United Armenians Party - 0.21% (2,907 votes).
Eight political parties and one bloc participated in the parliament elections in Armenia: Republican Party of Armenian, Prosperous Armenia Party, Orinats Yerkir, Armenian National Congress, Heritage Party, ARF Dashnaktsutyun, the Communist Party of Armenia, Democratic Party of Armenia and United Armenians Party. For entering the 131-seat National Assembly (Parliament), the parties must poll over 5% of votes, while blocs - over 7%.
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