Armenia ruling party loses majority in Yerevan elections

Armenia ruling party loses majority in Yerevan elections

PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenia’s ruling Civil Contract party failed to secure majority in Yerevan’s municipal assembly as a result of elections on Sunday, September 17.

Preliminary results showed Civil Contract winning roughly 33% of the vote, followed by a party represented by Hayk Marutyan, a former Yerevan mayor, with about 19%.

The opposition Mayr Hayastan (Mother Armenia) bloc got 15.4%, a party led by Vartan Ghukasyan, a controversial video blogger based in the United States, garnered 9.7%, while Hanrapetutyun (Republic) party, which is said to allied to Civil Contract, secured 11.2% of the vote.

The Central Election Commission (CEC) also reported that only about 28.5 percent of Yerevan’s 824,250 eligible voters cast ballots on Sunday, the lowest figure ever recorded in the city.

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