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Armenia (Parliamentary)
COUNTRY ELECTION TYPE DATE
Republic of Armenia Parliamentary May 30, 1999
At stake in this election:
  • Seats in the National Assembly: 131
Description of government structure:
  • Parliament: Armenia's unicameral parliament, the National Assembly, will consist of 131 members.
Description of electoral system:
  • The president is directly elected by absolute majority vote for a five-year term.
  • Members of the National Assembly are directly elected by a mixed voting system for four-year terms. 75 seats are selected by simple majority vote and the remaining 56 seats are chosen according to a system of proportional representation.
  • Political parties must earn at least 5% of the national vote in order to hold seats in parliament.
Results of the electoral race:
  • Party Alliance: Unity Bloc
    Leaders: Karen DEMIRCHIAN, Vazgen SARKISIAN
    Seats won in this election: 57

  • Party: Communist Party of Armenia (HKK)
    Leader: Sergey BADALYAN
    Seats won in this election: 10

  • Party: Armenian Revolutionary Federation (HHD)
    Leader: Hrair KARAPETYAN, Vahan HOVHANNISSIAN
    Seats won in this election: 8

  • Party Alliance: Right and Unity Bloc
    Leader: Artashes GEGHAMIAN
    Seats won in this election: 7

  • Party: Country of Law (Orinats Yerkir)
    Leader: Arthur BAGHDASARIAN
    Seats won in this election: 6

  • Party: National Democratic Union (AZhM)
    Leader: Vazgen MANUKIAN
    Seats won in this election: 6
When was the last election? Number of seats in last election?
  • Elections to the National Assembly last held: July 5 and 29, 1995
  • Seats decided in the 1995 election: 190
Population and number of registered voters:
  • Population: 3,421,775
  • Number of registered voters: 2,136,328 (approx.)
Of Interest:
  • In February 1999 the Universal Electoral Code was signed into law.  Under this new election code the number of seats in the National Assembly has decreased from 190 to 131.
SOURCE: INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR ELECTION SYSTEMS (IFES)
For additional information: IFES ElectionGuide Online









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