Armenia PM’s party wins majority in snap polls

Despite stifling heat, nearly 50% of around 2.6 million eligible Armenian voters cast their ballots, election officials say. – EPA pic, June 21, 2021.

ARMENIAN Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s party won 53.9% of the vote in snap parliamentary polls called in an effort to defuse a political crisis after a war with Azerbaijan, official results showed today.

An alliance led by his rival, ex-leader Robert Kocharyan, came second with 21%, according to the results based on ballots from 100% of precincts counted.

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