Elections in Armenia gives information on election and election results in Armenia. Armenia has a multi-party system. After latest constitutional reforms, only a legislature is elected on the national level.

Electoral system of the National Assembly

The National Assembly consists of at least 101 seats. Following electoral system amendments introduced in April 2021, members of parliament are elected only through closed party lists by party list proportional representation method.[1][2]

Four mandates are reserved for national minorities, provided they are included in corresponding section of party lists. Any top segment of a party list can not include over 70% of representatives of the same sex.

Parties need to pass a 5% threshold, while alliances (blocs) must pass 7% to be included in mandate distribution.

If neither party wins over 50% of mandates in the first round and no coalition with sufficient mandates is established within 6 days after the election results are announced, a second round of elections will be carried out on 28th day from the first round of voting. The two best-performing political forces are allowed to participate in the second round. All mandates received following the first round will be preserved. The party (or a newly formed coalition) which wins the second round of elections will be given additional number of mandates to reach 54% of all seats (provided the newly formed coalition does not already have over 54% of mandates from the results of the first round).

If any party or bloc wins over 2/3 of mandates, sufficient additional mandates are distributed among all other political forces represented in the parliament to ensure that at least 1/3 of all seats are held by forces other than the winning one.

Since the requirement of assignment of 1/3 of all mandates to non-ruling parties is stipulated by the Constitution, some argue, that when withdrawal of oppositional MPs leads to violation of that rule, the ruling party shall be forced to call new snap elections. This is however, not a consensus opinion and could be dealt with in Constitutional Court.[3]

Due to additional seats given either to the winning political force or other ones, the total number of seats in the National Assembly can grow above the minimal count and even exceed 200 in rare circumstances.[4]

Latest national elections

Main article: 2021 Armenian parliamentary election

2021 Armenian parliamentary election

PartyVotes%Seats+/–
Civil Contract688,76153.9571–17[a]
Armenia Alliance269,48121.1129New
I Have Honor Alliance66,6505.227New
Prosperous Armenia50,4443.950–26
Hanrapetutyun Party38,7583.0400
Armenian National Congress19,6911.5400
Shirinyan-Babajanyan Alliance of Democrats19,2121.5000
National Democratic Pole18,9761.490New
Bright Armenia15,5911.220–18
5165 National Conservative Movement Party15,5491.220New
Liberal Party14,9361.170New
Homeland of Armenians Party13,1301.030New
Armenia is Our Home Party12,1490.950New
Democratic Party of Armenia5,0200.3900
Awakening National Christian Party4,6190.360New
Free Homeland Alliance4,1190.320New
Sovereign Armenia Party3,9150.310New
Fair Armenia Party3,9140.310New
Citizen's Decision3,7750.3000
European Party of Armenia2,4400.190New
Freedom Party1,8440.1400
Rise Party1,2330.100New
United Homeland Party9640.080New
All-Armenian National Statehood Party8030.060New
National Agenda Party7190.060New
Total1,276,693100.00107–25
Valid votes1,276,69399.63
Invalid/blank votes4,6820.37
Total votes1,281,375100.00
Registered voters/turnout2,595,33449.37
Source: news.am, CEC, Hetq

Latest presidential elections

Main article: 2018 Armenian presidential election

Latest local elections

Upcoming elections

Main article: 2026 Armenian parliamentary election

The next Armenian parliamentary election is scheduled to occur in 2026.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Compared to the My Step Alliance.

References

  1. ^ hy. "Electoral Code of RA". www.arlis.am. Retrieved 2021-04-27.
  2. ^ http://www.osce.org/odihr/elections/armenia/293546?download=true
  3. ^ "Newspaper: Prosperous Armenia Party threatens with snap parliamentary election". news.am. Retrieved 2019-05-02.
  4. ^ "Distribution of Armenian parliament mandates depending on elections outcome".