In Armenia election, landslide victory to Pashinyan’s bloc, results show

In Armenian early parliamentary election, held on Sunday, December 11, the political bloc led by Armenia’s acting prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan, won, according to the Central Election Commission.

Canadian-British news agency Reuters reports that the official results from all polling stations in the morning of Monday, December 10, showed that My Step Alliance, which includes Pashinyan’s Civil Contract Party, won 70.4 percent of the vote.

The results indicated that two moderate opposition parties, Prosperous Armenia and Bright Armenia, got enough votes to clear the 5 percent threshold to enter parliament. The previously ruling Republican Party received 4.70 percent of the vote and it was not clear whether it managed to enter parliament.

Nikol Pashinyan surged to power in Armenia in May after weeks of mass protests against corruption and cronyism. He resigned from office in October so parliament could be dissolved ready for the early election, kept serving as the acting prime minister.

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