Armenian acting PM’s party wins parliamentary election with 53.92% of vote -Ifax cites electoral commission

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Armenia’s acting prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan, and his Civil Contract party won a parliamentary election with 53.92% of the vote, the Interfax news agency reported on Monday, citing the electoral commission.

Pashinyan had earlier claimed victory in Sunday’s election based on preliminary results, with his party taking an early lead over its closest challenger, the Armenia Alliance, led by former President Robert Kocharyan.

(Reporting by Anton Kolodyazhnyy and Alexander Marrow)

Photo Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan casts his ballot at a polling station in Yerevan, Armenia, 20 June 2021. EPA-EFE/ARMENIAN PRIME MINISTER PRESS SERVICE / POOL