New Armenian Parliament to Hold First Session on May 18

Armenia's National Assembly in session
Armenia's National Assembly in session

Armenia’s National Assembly

YEREVAN (Arka)—The new parliament of Armenia will convene for the first session on May 18, Central Election Commission (CEC) chairman Tigran Mukuchyan said on Wednesday. The ruling Republican Party of Armenia, the Tsarukyan and Yelk election blocs, as well as the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) won seats in the National Assembly in the April 2 parliamentary elections.

The Republican Party of Armenia has won 58 seats ( 55.2%), the Tsarukyan block controls 31 seats, the Yelk bloc has 9 seats and the ARF has 7 seats. The first session of the new parliament will elect  chairman of the parliament and three deputies.

On April 28 Armenia’s Constitutional Court  rejected an appeal against the official results of the parliamentary elections lodged by the opposition Congress-HZhK alliance led by former President Levon Ter-Petrosyan.

The alliance accused the Republican Party of Armenia of vote buying and intimidating voters, however, the court said the Congress-HZhK did not submit proper evidence of alleged widespread and systematic electoral fraud in order to annul the official vote results.

The Central Electoral Commission (CEC) of Armenia made a protocol at a session on Wednesday on registering the newly elected Members of Armenian Parliament and granting mandates to them, Panorama.am reported.

The following candidates receive Member of Parliament mandates based on the results of the April 2 Parliamentary elections in Armenia:

Republican Party of Armenia – 58 mandates

Regional list – Robert Sargsyan, Mihran Poghosyan, Artak Sargsyan, Artur Gevorgyan, Samvel Alexanyan, Arayik Hovhannisyan, Koryun Nahapetyan, Hakob Beglaryan, Harutyun Karapoghosyan, Arayik Grigoryan, Murad Muradyan, Alik Sargsyan, Nahapet Gevorgyan, Sedrak Saroyan, Nairi Sahakyan, Rafik Grigoryan, Hakob Hakobyan, Karen Karapetyan, Vahram Baghdasaryan, Arkadi Hambardzumyan, Andranik Harutyunyan, Aram Harutyunyan, Arman Sahakyan, Felix Tsolakyan, Arsenyan Ashot, Avet Sargsyan, Grigor Avalyan.

The Republican Party’s llist also includes representatives of national minorities that gained seats in the Parliament – Rustam Makhmudyan (Yezidi), Arsen Mikhaylov (Assyrian) and Knyaz Hasanov (Kurd).

Proportional list – Arpine Hovhannisyan, Ara Babloyan, Armen Ashotyan, Eduard Sharmazanov, Samvel Farmanyan, Karen Avagyan, Galust Sahakyan, Hermine Naghdalyan, Gagik Minasyan, Samvel Nikoyan, Hrayr Tovmasyan, Shushan Petrosyan, Manvel Grigoryan, Artashes Geghamyan, Khosrov Harutyunyan, Shushan Sardaryan, Hayk Babukhanya, Vahan Harutyunyan, Jemma Baghdasaryan, Gevorg Kostanyan, Mihran Hakobyan, Arman Saghatelyan, Ruzanna Muradyan, Gagik Melikyan, Karen Bekaryan, Shirak Torosyan, Karine Atchemyan.

Tsarukyan bloc – 31 mandates

Regional list – Artyom Tsarukyan, Vahan Karapetyan, Harutyun Gharagyozyan, Napoleon Azizyan, Argam Abrahamyan, Tigran Stepanyan, Arayik Aghababyan, Khachik Manukyan, Hrant Madatyan, Vanik Asatryan, David Manukyan, Melik Manukyan, Vardevan Grigoryan, Vardan Ghukasyan, Meruzhan Simonyan, Tatyana Mikayelyan (list of national minority).

Proportional list – Gagik Tsarukyan, Ishkhan Zakaryan, Naira Zohrabyan, Vardan Bostanjyan, Mikayel Melkumyan, Ararat Zurabyan, Tigran Urikhanyan, Iveta Tonoyan, Arthur Manukyan, Luiza Sargsyan, Vahe Enfiajyan, Karine Poghosyan, Sergey Bagratyan, Marina Margaryan, Shake Isayan.

Yelk (Exit) bloc – 9 mandates

Regional list – Mane Tandilyan, Gevorg Georgisyan, Ararat Mirzoyan, Nikol Pashinyan.

Proportional list – Edmon Marukyan, Aram Sargsyan, Sasun Mikayelyan, Artak Zeynalyan, Lena Nazaryan.

Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF) – 7 mandates

Regional list – Andranik Karapetyan, Romik Manukyan, Suren Manukyan.

Proportional list – Armen Rustamyan, Aghvan Vardanyan, Armenuhi Kyureghyan, Armen Babayan.

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