PARLIAMENTARY VOTING IS OVER IN ARMENIA
- Polling stations closed in Armenia at 8pm.
As of 5 p.m., 1 330 117 people or 51.53% of the total number of voters have already participated in the parliamentary elections in Armenia, Central Electoral Committee (CEC) reported.
Citizens elected 131 MPs of the next convocation of the National Assembly, with 90 of them running by proportional system and 41- by the majority system.
Parliamentary elections feature 8 political parties, Republican Party of Armenia (RPA), Prosperous Armenia, ARF Dashnaktsutyun (ARFD), Orinats Yerkir, Heritage, Democratic Party of Armenia (DPA), Communist Party of Armenia and United Armenians party, as well as one election bloc represented by opposition Armenian National Congress (ANC).
647 international and over 31 thous. local observers will monitor the parliamentary elections in Armenia. OSCE/ODIHR (258 observers), OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (69), PACE (37), CIS Interparliamentary Assembly (22), as well as International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and SILBA international organization have deployed observer missions in Armenia.
The preliminary results will be published no later than 24 hours after the voting, with final results to be released on the seventh day starting the voting day.
- 1959 Death, in Moscow, of Vagharsh Vagharshyan (actor). He was born in 1894.
- 1961 Celebration of the Establishment of Soviet Power in Armenia and the 40th Anniversary of the creation of the Armenian Communist Party.