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YEREVAN. – The Central Electoral Commission (CEC) of Armenia on Sunday summed up the results of the recent referendum on constitutional amendments.

According to the CEC final protocol, a total of 50.74 percent of the citizens eligible to vote have cast their ballots in the plebiscite.

In addition, 63.37 percent of the voters said “yes” to these amendments, whereas 32.36 percent voted “no” in this plebiscite.

The referendum on Armenia’s constitutional amendments was conducted on December 6.

Following the independence of Armenia in 1991, the Constitution was adopted on July 5, 1995, which is marked as Constitution Day.

The Constitution was amended in 2005, and the country switched from a presidential to a semi-presidential system of governance.

And pursuant to the new amendments, the country will make a transition from a semi-presidential to a parliamentary system of governance, and conduct completely proportional parliamentary elections.

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