1991 Armenian presidential election

Presidential elections were held in Armenia for the first time on 17 October 1991.[1] The result was a victory for Levon Ter-Petrosyan, who won 83% of the vote. Turnout was 70%.[2]

1991 Armenian presidential election

17 October 1991 1996 →
Nominee Levon Ter-Petrosyan Paruyr Hayrikyan
Percentage 83.0% 7.2%

Elected President

Levon Ter-Petrosyan

Results Edit

Zori Balayan withdrew before election day but remained on the ballot.[3]

Levon Ter-PetrosyanPan-Armenian National Movement83.0
Paruyr HayrikyanUnion for National Self-Determination7.2
Sos SargsyanArmenian Revolutionary Federation4.3
Ashot NavasardyanRepublican Party of Armenia
Rafael GhazaryanIndependent
Zori BalayanIndependent
Against all
Total votes1,260,433
Registered voters/turnout70
Source: Nohlen et al.

References Edit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p329 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  2. ^ Nohlen et al., p336
  3. ^ A Proud Day for Armenia as It Chooses First President : Politics: But for the Soviet Union, it’s yet another episode in the crumbling of the edifice. Los Angeles Times, 17 October 199