YEREVAN. – Despite the rain, the snow, and the absence of “election GAZelles” [vans that were used in Armenia for vote buying], all of us, [let’s go] to election precincts!
The Acting Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan, wrote the above-said on Facebook.
The first ever snap parliamentary election in the country’s history is underway Sunday.
Eleven political forces—two alliances and nine parties—are running for the National Assembly (NA).
As a result of this election, the NA seats will be distributed proportionally among the political forces that have passed the respective minimum thresholds: 5% for parties, and 7% for alliances.
The Constitution of Armenia guarantees the presence of at least three political forces in the legislature.