12.2% Of Eligible Voters Cast Ballots As Of 11:00 AM Compared To 7.76% Turnout In The Same Time Frame During The 2018 Elections.

As of 11:00 am, 317,291 or 12.2% of eligible voters cast their ballots out of the total of 2,593,572 eligible voters in the snap parliamentary elections, informs Laura Galstyan, Deputy Chairman of Armenia’s Central Electoral Commission.

In Yerevan, 120,166 or 13.99% voted out of 859,000 eligible voters.

As for the regions of Armenia: Aragatsotn – 10.49%, Ararat – 12.39%, Armavir – 9.96%, Gegharkunik – 9.79%, Lori – 11.17%, Kotayk – 12, 54%, Shirak – 8.43%, Syunik – 15.74%, Vayots Dzor – 12.22%, Tavush – 14.21%.

It should be reminded that in the previous parliamentary elections of 2018, as of 11:00 am, 201,250 voters, or 7.76% of the total number of voters, had voted.

Voting started at 8 am and will continue through 8 pm in the snap parliamentary elections as 25 political forces – 21 parties and 4 blocs are competing for seats in the National Assembly. Political parties need to overcome the 5% threshold, while party blocs a 7% threshold to  to enter parliament.

A total of 2,008 polling stations across 38 electoral districts throughout the country opened as of 08:00 am on June 20, 2021. The preliminary results will be announced on June 21, at 8 pm Yerevan time.

19 local and 18 international organizations are observing the elections.

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