Armenia’s Political Forces Officially Begin Campaigning Ahead Of June 20 Elections.

The election campaign kicks off in Armenia today and will continue through June 18, ahead of the snap parliamentary elections set for June 20.

26 political forces – 22 parties and 4 blocs, will participate in the election which is less than two weeks away.

A total of 2,581,093 people are eligible to cast their ballot.

The “Hayastan Dashinq” led Former President Robert Kocharyan has closed in on acting PM Nikol Pashinyan’s Civil Contract party’s lead, according to a fresh survey conducted by Gallup International. 

Pashinyan’s lead currently stands at 1.8% with the Civil Contract Party’s approval rating dropping by 10.7% from 33.1% in February, down to 22.4% in early June, however, support for the “Hayastan Dashinq” led Former President Robert Kocharyan increased by 14.6% from 7.8% in February to 22.4% in early June.

According to Gallup International, the results of the poll show that a majority of citizens still intend to take part in the June 20 parliamentary elections. In particular, 55.3% of the respondents noted that they would definitely vote. 11.9% said, “most likely yes,” 10.6% said “most likely not,” 20.7% said “definitely not,” and 1.5% found it difficult to answer.

All the other relatively major political forces gained a little ground, according to the survey. Prosperous Armenia’s rating grew from 3.7% to 4.2%, as did those of Bright Armenia (from 1.8% to 2.9%). “I Have the Honor” bloc, meanwhile, which was formed when the Republicans and the opposition Hayrenik party joined forces, has received the preliminary support of 3.9% of respondents.

The Central Electoral Commission (CEC) has released an animated video promoting voter turnout.

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