ElectionGudie

May 12, 2007 Held

1,375,733
Voted
Armenia

Republic of Armenia

Election for Azgayin Zhoghov (Armenian National Assembly)

Results

58%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,375,733
Valid Votes:1,337,731
Invalid Votes:38,002

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Republican Party of Armenia 41 - 458,258

34.26%

Prosperous Armenia Party 18 - 204,483

15.29%

Armenian Revolutionary Federation Dashnaktsutyun 16 - 177,907

13.30%

Country of Laws (Orinats Erkir) Party 8 - 95,324

7.13%

Heritage Party 7 - 81,048

6.06%

United Labor Party - - 59,271

4.43%

National Unity Party - - 49,864

3.73%

People's Party - - 37,044

2.77%

People's Party of Armenia - - 22,762

1.70%

Republic Party of Armenia - - 22,288

1.67%

Impeachment Alliance - - 17,475

1.31%

Armenian Communist Party - - 8,792

0.66%

National Democratic Party - - 8,556

0.64%

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 Serzh SARKISIAN **
  • Assembly: Armenia has a unicameral National Assembly (Azgayin Zhoghov) with 131 seats.

** Serzh SARKISIAN was named Armenia's new Prime Minister on April 4, 2007 following the sudden death of former Prime Minister Andranik MARGARYAN.

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), 90 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms and 41 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Republican Party of Armenia
    • Leader: Serzh SARKISIAN
    • Seats won in this election: 41
    • Seats won in last election: 31
  • Party: Prosperous Armenia Party
    • Leader: Gagik TSARUKIAN
    • Seats won in this election: 18
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Armenian Revolutionary Federation Dashnaktsutyun
    • Leader: Hrant MARKARYAN
    • Seats won in this election: 16
    • Seats won in last election: 11
  • Party: Country of Laws (Orinats Erkir) Party
    • Leader: Artur BAGHDASARIAN
    • Seats won in this election: 8
    • Seats won in last election: 19
  • Party: National Unity Party
    • Leader: Artashes GEGHAMYAN
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 9
  • Party: United Labor Party
    • Leader: Gurgen ARSENYAN
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 6
  • Party: Republic Party of Armenia
    • Leader: Aram SARGSYAN
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • Party: Armenian Communist Party
    • Leader: Ruben TOVMASSYAN
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: National Democratic Party
    • Leader: Shavarsh KOCHARIAN
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Heritage Party
    • Leader: Raffi HOVANNISIAN
    • Seats won in this election: 7
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Impeachment Alliance
    • Leader: Petros MAKEYAN and Mikayel HAYRAPETYAN
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: People's Party of Armenia
    • Leader: Stepan DEMIRCHYAN
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: People's Party
    • Leader: Tigran Karapetyan
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0

Last Parliamentary election:

  • The last parliamentary election was held on May 25, 2003.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 2,976,372 (July 2006 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 2,317,810 ( 2007 est.)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,479,740 (2007)

·         Is Armenia a signatory to CEDAW: No

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

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 12 (2007)

·         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: 446,455 (est.)