ElectionGudie

May 6, 2012 Held

1,572,858
Voted
Armenia

Republic of Armenia

Election for Azgayin Zhoghov (Armenian National Assembly)

Results

60%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,572,858
Valid Votes:1,519,031
Invalid Votes:53,827

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Republican Party of Armenia 69 - 664,266

43.73%

Prosperous Armenia Party 37 - 454,671

29.93%

Armenian National Congress 7 - 106,901

7.04%

Heritage 5 - 86,993

5.73%

Armenian Revolutionary Federation Dashnaktsutyun 5 - 85,544

5.63%

Rule of Law 6 - 83,123

5.47%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 131 seats in the National Assembly (Azgayin Zhoghov)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Serzh SARGSIAN
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Tigran SARGSIAN
  • 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), 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.***

*** There is a five percent threshold for the party-list tier.

Main parties in the electoral race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 2,970,495 (July 2012 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 2,522,906 (May 2012 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,498,376 (2012)

·         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: 14 (2012)

·         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: 445,574 (est.)