ElectionGudie

Feb. 19, 2008 Held

1,668,464
Voted
Armenia

Republic of Armenia

Election for President

Results

71%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,668,464
Valid Votes:1,632,666
Invalid Votes:35,798

Candidates:

Serzh SARGSYAN862,369

52.82

Levon TER-PETROSYAN351,222

21.51

Artur BAGHDASARYAN272,427

16.69

Vahan HOVHANNESYAN100,966

6.18

Vazgen MANUKYAN21,075

1.29

Tigran KARAPETYAN9,792

0

Artashes GEGHAMYAN7,524

0

Arman MELIKYAN4,399

0

Aram HARUTYUNYAN2,892

0

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Armenia

Description of government structure:

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

** Serzh SARGSYAN was named Armenia's new prime minister on April 4, 2007 after the sudden death of 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 Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Serzh SARGSYAN
    • Party: Republican Party of Armenia (HHK)
  • Levon TER-PETROSYAN
    • Party: Self nominated
  • Tigran KARAPETYAN
    • Party: Armenian People's Party
  • Vahan HOVHANNESYAN
    • Party: Armenia Revolutionary Federation (ARF) / Dashnak Party
  • Artur BAGHDASARYAN
    • Party: Rule of Law Party / Orinats Yerkir
  • Vazgen MANUKYAN
    • Party: National Democratic Union (NDU)
  • Artashes GEGHAMYAN
    • Party: National Unity Party
  • Arman MELIKYAN
    • Party: Self nominated
  • Aram HARUTYUNYAN
    • Party: National Consent Party

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 3,229,900 (January 2008 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 2,312,945 (January 2008 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,453,419 (2008)

·         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: 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: 484,485 (est.)