Elections in Armenia: 2018 Early Parliamentary Elections

A voter casts her ballot during Armenia's May 2012 parliamentary elections.
Publication Date: 
4 Dec 2018

On December 9, Armenia will hold elections for members of its National Assembly. These snap elections were called after two failed attempts to form a government under new Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.

According to the Constitution, a “stable parliamentary majority” comprising no less than 54 percent of the seats must be achieved to form a government. If a stable majority is not achieved through results of the elections, or by forming a political coalition within six days after the finalization of results, a second round of voting will be held between the top two parties’ candidate lists.

To help you understand this important electoral process, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Armenia: 2018 Early Parliamentary Elections. IFES FAQs include:

  • What is Armenia’s electoral system?
  • Is out-of-country voting allowed?
  • What are the campaign expenditure and donation limits?
  • When will official results be announced?