Biden Congratulates People Of Armenia & Pashinyan On Elections, Says U.S. Intends To Strengthen Partnership With Armenia.

U.S. President Joe Biden congratulates the people of Armenia and acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on successful parliamentary elections.

“Congratulations to the people of Armenia and Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on successful parliamentary elections. Our partnership with Armenia is one of shared values and cooperation on democratic reform and conflict resolution—we are committed to strengthening that partnership,” said U.S. President Joe Biden.

On Sunday, the Central Electoral Commission of Armenia summed up the final results of the snap parliamentary election held on June 20 after the completion of a final recount. The three political forces entering parliament are the Civil Contract Party, led by Acting PM Pashinyan who received 53.91% or 688,761 votes (71 seats), the Hayastan Dashinq, led by Second President Robert Kocharyan who received 21.09% or 269,481 votes (29 seats), and the “I Have Honor” Bloc who received 5.22% or 66,650 votes (7 seats), according to the the Central Electoral Commission of Armenia.

The Hayastan Dashinq and the “I Have Honor” Bloc who both collected enough votes to secure seats in the parliament will appeal the results of the June 20 snap elections to the Constitutional Court of Armenia to declare the election results invalid.

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