Elections in Armenia
Elections in Armenia gives information on election and election results in Armenia. Armenia has a multi-party system. After latest constitutional reform only a legislature is elected on national level.
Electoral system for National AssemblyEdit
The National Assembly consists of at least 101 seats. After electoral system amendments introduced in April 2021 members of parliament are elected only through closed party lists by party list proportional representation method.
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 5% of votes and alliances (blocs) 7% threshold respectively 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 announcement a second round of elections will be carried out on 28th day of the first round voing. Two best-performing political forces are allowed to participate in the second round. All mandates received as per first round will be preserved. The party (or a newly formed coalition) which wins 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 probably shall be dealt with in Constitutional Court.
Due to additional seats given either to the winning political force or other ones total number of seats in National Assembly can grow above the minimal count and even exceed 200 in rare circumstances.
Latest national electionsEdit
2021 Armenian parliamentary electionEdit
Latest presidential electionsEdit
Latest local electionsEdit
The next Armenian parliamentary election is scheduled to occur in 2026.
- Compared to the My Step Alliance.
- hy. "Electoral Code of RA". www.arlis.am. Retrieved 2021-04-27.
- "Newspaper: Prosperous Armenia Party threatens with snap parliamentary election". news.am. Retrieved 2019-05-02.
- "Distribution of Armenian parliament mandates depending on elections outcome".