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National Assembly

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
02.04.2017
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
18.05.2017
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.12.2023
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
101
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
1,558
Notes
The outgoing legislature is dissolved upon convening of the newly elected legislature. Number of seats at stake: 101. Up to four minority representatives may be elected in addition.
The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
Notes
Percentage of women candidates: About 30%
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
9
Notes
Number of parties contesting the election: 9 (5 parties and 4 coalitions)

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
2,585,468
Votes Number of people who actually voted
1,575,786
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
60.95%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
President Serzh Sargsyan's Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) retained an absolute majority in the 105-member National Assembly. The HHK won nearly twice more seats than its main rival, the Tsarukyan bloc, led by a wealthy businessman Gagik Tsarukyan. Both parties support close ties with Russia. Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan, who succeeded Mr. Hovik Abrahamyan in September 2016, led the HHK campaign, promising to continue the Government’s ongoing reforms. The Tsarukyan bloc promised to boost public-sector salaries and pensions. The 2017 elections were the first to be held after the constitutional amendments, adopted in a referendum in December 2015. The parliamentary system (with a ceremonial President to be elected by parliament), instead of the current semi-presidential system, will become operational after the incumbent President’s term expires in 2018. The statutory number of members in the National Assembly has decreased from 131 to 101. The new electoral law foresees up to four seats for minority representatives (Yezidis, Russians, Assyrians and Kurds). The new electoral law foresees an additional four seats for minority representatives (Yezidis, Russians, Assyrians and Kurds). In accordance with the new electoral code, which came into force in July 2016, the 2017 elections were held under the proportional representation system (instead of the mixed system). The new electoral system provides for a possible second round of voting so as to achieve a “stable parliamentary majority” (54 per cent of the total seats). At least 30 per cent of the candidates in the first part of the national list (excluding the section reserved for minorities) must be women.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
4
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
44.44%
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
57.43%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
No
Number of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
1
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
Republican Party of Armenia (HHK)
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) 58
Tsarukyan bloc 31
Way Out alliance (Yelq) 9
Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutiun) 7
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
87
Number of women elected
18
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
17.82%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
The National Assembly - elected in April 2017 -, comprised 101 directly elected members who included 17 women, and four minority representatives, who included one woman, or a total of 18 women out of 105 members. In May, one male member, who was not a minority representative, resigned and was replaced by a woman, bringing the total number of women to 19.
Other notes
Number of parties winning seats: 4 (Including 2 coalitions). Following the elections, the Tsarukyan bloc formed the Tsarukyan faction, and the "Way Out" alliance (Yelq) formed the "Way Out" faction within the National Assembly.
Sources
National Assembly (03.05.2017, 31.05.2017, 27.06.2017) Central Electoral Commission, Republic of Armenia OSCE, Office For Democratic Institutions And Human Rights, Election Observation Mission, 2017 OSCE, International Election Observation Mission, Statement of Preliminary Findings and Conclusions Deutsche Welle Armenian News Armenian National Committee of America
Women Directly Elected
17
Women Indirectly Elected
1

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
87
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
18
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
18.05.2017
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Ara Babloyan (Male)
Political party
Republican Party of Armenia (HHK)
Date of election
18.05.2017