Twenty One Parties Registered for Armenian Parliamentary Elections

YEREVAN (AP Worldstream)–The deadline for withdrawal from Armenia’s parliamentary election campaign passed Wednesday with 21 parties registered to compete in nationwide balloting and more than 350 candidates running in individual races–electoral officials said.

The 21 parties will compete for 75 of the 131 parliament seats in the May 25 elections–with seats assigned to candidates from the parties in proportion to the number of votes they win in the nationwide balloting. Voters will fill the other 56 seats by choosing representatives from their local electoral districts.

The Central Election Commission said it denied registration to two parties and about 100 individuals who applied.

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