21:12 GMT28 July 2021
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    YEREVAN (Sputnik) - The Armenian Central Election Committee announced the final results of the 20 June snap parliamentary elections on Sunday, confirming that acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan's party Civil Contract won with 53.91% of the vote, followed by ex-Armenian President Robert Kocharyan's Armenia Alliance with 21.9%.

    "2,595,512 people were registered in electoral lists, 1,281,997 —or 49.39% of voters — took part in the voting. The number of people who voted for the party Civil Contract totaled 688,761 people or 53.91%; for the Armenia Alliance 269,481 or 21.9%; and for the I Have Honour bloc [of former President Serzh Sargsyan] 66,650 or 5.22%", Tigran Mukuchyan, the head of the Central Election Committee, said.

    Although the I Have Honour bloc did not pass the 7% threshold, it will have seats in the nation's parliament, as the presence of at least three political forces is required under Armenian law.

    The percentage of votes translates into Pashinyan's party Civil Contract getting 71 seats in parliament, Kocharyan's Armenia Alliance getting 29 seats, and Sargsyan's I Have Honour bloc getting seven seats, Mukuchyan said.

    In line with minority quotas, members of Armenia's Russian, Kurdish, and Yazidi communities entered parliament as part of the Civil Contract list, while an Assyrian representative was included on the Armenia Alliance's list, Mukuchyan said.

    The snap elections in Armenia came out of an internal political crisis triggered by significant territorial concessions to Azerbaijan in the armed hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh last autumn.

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