ElectionGudie

May 25, 2003 Held

1,188,256
Voted
Armenia

Republic of Armenia

Election for Azgayin Zhoghov (Armenian National Assembly)

Results

51%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,188,256
Valid Votes:1,177,832
Invalid Votes:10,424

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Others - - 282,599

23.99%

Republican Party of Armenia 33 - 278,712

23.66%

Ardarutin (Justice) Alliance 14 - 161,533

13.71%

Rule of Law Party 19 - 148,381

12.98%

Armenian Revolutionary Federation 11 - 134,849

11.45%

National Unity Party 9 - 104,941

8.91%

United Working Party 6 - 66,817

5.67%

Non-Partisans 37 - -

-1.00%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 131 seats in the National Assembly (Azgayin Zhoghov)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Robert KOCHARIAN
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Andranik MARGARYAN
  • Assembly: Armenia has a unicameral National Assembly (Azgayin Zhoghov) with 131 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the president with the approval of the parliament.
  • In the National Assembly (Azgayin Zhoghov), 56 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms and 75 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Republican Party of Armenia
    • Leader: Andranik MARGARYAN and Serzh SARGSYAN
    • Seats won in this election: 33
    • Seats won in last election: 41
  • Party: Ardarutin (Justice) Alliance
    • Leader: Stepan DEMIRCHIAN
    • Seats won in this election: 14
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) / Dashnaktsutyun
    • Seats won in this election: 11
    • Seats won in last election: 5
  • Party: Rule of Law (OEK)
    • Leader: Artur BAGHDASARYAN
    • Seats won in this election: 4
    • Seats won in last election: 12
  • Party: National Unity Party
    • Leader: Artashes GEGHAMYAN
    • Seats won in this election: 9
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: United Working Party
    • Leader: Gurgen ARSENIAN
    • Seats won in this election: 6
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Other Parties
    • Seats won in this election: 2
  • Independents
    • Seats won in this election: 37

Last parliamentary election:

  • The last  election to the National Assembly was held on May 20, 1999.

Population and voter registration:

  • Population: 3,040,000 (2003 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 2,233,757 (2003)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,580,359 (2003)

·         Is Armenia a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Armenia ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (13 September 1993)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 6 (2003)

·         Human Development Index Position: 85 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: High (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Armenia a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Armenia ratified CRPD: Yes (22 September 2010)

·         Population with a disability: 500,864 (est.)