YEREVAN, December 10 /ARKA/. Armenia’s acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian’s alliance My Step has secured a landslide victory in December 9 snap parliamentary election, having won 70.4 percent of the vote, according to the Central Election Commission (CEC) that presented the outcome of the vote from 1,965 polling stations out of 2010.
The Prosperous Armenia Party of wealthy businessman Gagik Tsarukian, with 8.3 percent is second and the Bright Armenia is third with 6.4 percent. The former ruling Republican Party of Armenia has received 4.54%, short of the amount necessary to enter parliament. The ARF/Dashnaktsutyun party has 3.9 percent.
Voter turnout was low at about 49%. There is no turnout threshold, however, to enter the parliament, a party must secure more than 5 percent of the vote and alliances must get over 7 percent. At the same time, according to the law, at least three political forces must be represented in parliament. -0-