Elections in Armenia: 2021 Early Parliamentary Elections

An Armenian woman begins the voting process

On Sunday, June 20, Armenian voters will go to the polls for early parliamentary elections.

Last September, large-scale fighting erupted in Nagorno-Karabakh between the Armenian-backed defense forces of this disputed region and Azerbaijan. A cease-fire agreement was signed in November. Despite strong public support for Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s reform agenda, the conflict galvanized the opposition. Following the prime minister’s resignation in April and two failed attempts to elect a new prime minister, Parliament was dissolved, and the president called for snap elections.

To help you understand this important electoral process, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Armenia: 2021 Early Parliamentary Elections. IFES FAQs include:

  • What is Armenia’s electoral system?
  • What provisions are in place to guarantee equal access to the electoral process for persons with disabilities?
  • Who can observe during Election Day? How can they get accreditation?
  • When will official results be announced?

Election facts & figures | Download the infographic

Learn more about IFES' programs in Armenia and follow @IFES.ARM on Facebook.

Additionally, follow IFES' COVID-19 Survival Guide for Democracies and #COVIDxDemocracy for new analysis and innovative solutions.

Published on June 15, 2021.

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