Prime Minister’s Nikol Pashinyan’s “My Step” Alliance on Sunday swept to a resounding victory in the Yerevan Municipal Elections capturing more than 81 percent of the votes to guarantee the political bloc the most seats on the city council, according to results published by Armenia’s Central Electoral Commission.
Coming in a distant second was businessman Gagik Tsarukian’s Prosperous Party of Armenia , which received seven percent of the votes, with the Luys Alliance capturing the third spot with five percent of the votes. The remaining nine parties and alliances did not receive the needed five percent of the votes to be part of the City Council.
The Armenian Revolutionary Federation was in fourth place with 1.62 percent of the votes.
The “My Step” victory paves the way for actor-comedian turned activist Hayk Marutyan to become Yerevan’s new mayor.
According to preliminary statistics published by the CEC, of the 848,343 registered voters 370,323 (43.65 percent) took part in Sunday’s special elections.
Below are the preliminary results from the CEC with 100 percent of precincts reporting.
MY STEP PARTIES ALLIANCE 294,109 81.06%
PROSPEROUS ARMENIA PARTY 25,219 6.95%
LUYS PARTIES ALLIANCE 18,122 4.99%
A.R.F.-DASHNAKTSUTYUN 5,882 1.62%
YERKIR TSIRANI PARTY 5,059 1.39%
YEREVANTSINER PARTIES ALLIANCE 2,985 .82%
HERITAGE PARTY 2,709 .75%
YEREVAN SOCIETY PARTIES ALLIANCE 2,502 .69%
DEMOCRATIC WAY PARTY 799 .22%
REFORMISTS PARTY 792 .22%
HAYQ (HAYKAZUNS) PARTY 692 .19%
My brothers and sisters of ARF the 1.62% should make you rethink what you’ve been doing since 1996. In late 1980’s Armenians thought ARF was their hope, now ARF is like HHK(anti-Armenian) for Erevantsis. Working/cooperating with Kocharyan and Sargisyan makes you working against Haygagan Bedaganutyun.
The results for the ARF are dismal at best. They have managed to relegate themselves to irrelevancy. Without the diaspora, their existence would be an afterthought. Like most revolutionary movements, they’re very well versed in revolutionary rhetoric, but highly deficient in governance.
Amazing how ARF can’t do much in Armenia .
Congratulations Nikol Pashinyan! At last there’s hope for Armenia’s future!
Poor leadership and lack of vision are the root causes of this period of irrelevance the ARF is experiencing in Armenia.
I can’t believe how Armenians in Armenia are being deceived by this Nikol. The situation has already started to worsen in Armenia and the more we wait the more it is bad. Some political lessons should be given to those Armenians that voted for Pashinyan’s man.
Em sereli Tashnagtsutiun
Es sasountsi chem gara ourish pan ellem,
We staid armenian because of tashnagtsution
Dont be (hellou , hnazant )
Your middle name is revolutionary
Please , i beg you.
The enemy of the Armenian people want you
Dead , dont give the Turks their wish.