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YEREVAN. – The first session of the Armenian Parliament’s Fifth Convocation will take place on May 31.

The date is set according to the 68th article of the Armenian Constitution. The first session should be held on the third Thursday following the election of at least two thirds of MPs.

The first session will be led by the oldest MP. It is not known yet who that MP is. During the first session the new speaker will be elected through secret voting.

Armenia’s Central Electoral Commission has issued the preliminary results of parliamentary elections. Five parties and one political bloc will be represented in the 131-seat National Assembly (Parliament) of Armenia: Republican Party of Armenia – 44.05% (663,066 votes), Prosperous Armenia Party – 30.20% (454,684 votes), Armenian National Congress – 7.10% (106,910 votes), Heritage Party – 5.79% (87,095 votes), ARF Dashnaktsutyun Party – 5.73% (86, 296 votes), Orinats Yerkir Party – 5.49% (82,690 votes).

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