With Over 70% of Votes, Pashinyan’s ‘My Step’ Alliance Tops Parliamentary Elections

A person voting during Dec. 9 2018 election
A voting precinct in Armenia on Dec. 9

A voting precinct in Armenia on Dec. 9

YEREVAN—Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s “My Step” Alliance captured more than 70 percent of the votes during Sunday’s snap parliamentary elections — the first national elections since a popular movement toppled former president Serzh Sarkisian’s regime.

According to results published by Armenia’s Central Electoral Commission with all 2010 precincts reporting, Pashinyan’s “My Step” alliance received 884,456 votes (70.43 percent). Trailing far behind was businessman Gagik Tsarukyan’s Prosperous Armenia Party with 103,824 votes (8.32 percent) and the Bright Armenia Party, which has close ties to Pashinyan with 80,024 votes (6.37 percent) to round out the parties being represented in the new parliament.

Coming in at fourth place was the former ruling Republican Party of Armenia with 59,059 votes (4.70 percent), with the Armenian Revolutionary Federation garnering 48,811 votes (3.89 percent).

Of the 2, 573,779 eligible voters, 48.63 percent or 1,260,840 turned out for Sunday’s election, according to results released by Armenia’s Central Electoral Commission.

A screen shot of the CEC website preliminary results with all precincts reporting

A screen shot of the CEC website preliminary results with all precincts reporting

In order to have seats in the parliament, political parties require five percent of the votes, while alliances need seven percent of the votes.
PARTY                                                                                VOTES                                                        PERCENTAGE
1. REPUBLICAN PARTY OF ARMENIA                     59,059                                                                        4.70%

2. CITIZEN’S DECISION SOCIAL-DEMOCRAT        8,530                                                                         0.68%

3. ARMENIAN REVOLUTIONARY FEDERATION  48,811                                                                        3.89%

4. MY STEP PARTIES ALLIANCE                    884,456                                                                70.43%

5. BRIGHT ARMENIA PARTY                             80,024                                                                  6.37%

6. CHRISTIAN-POPULAR RENAISSANCE PARTY   6,456                                                                          0.51%

7. NATIONAL PROGRESS PARTY                                4,123                                                                          0.33%

8. WE PARTIES ALLIANCE                                          25,174                                                                          2.00%

9. COUNTRY OF LAW PARTY                                     12,389                                                                             .99%

10. SASNA TSRER ALL ARMENIAN PARTY           22,826                                                                        1.82%

11. PROSPEROUS ARMENIA PARTY             103,824                                                                   8.32%



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  1. Raffi said:

    ARF needs to wake up and smell the coffee! People of Armenia has rejected your party and you have no place in the Parliament. Get off your arrogant attitude and re-invent yourself. Otherwise, you will die along with the Republican Party of Armenia. You have followed the path of corruption and deceit. This is your ultimate punishment.

  2. State of Emergency said:

    The ARF even received less than the RPA!

    The ARF is a diaspora party. It’s obvious the people of Armenia have no use for them. Opposing the ARF is a Soviet indoctrinated mentality.

  3. Sokimag said:

    This has to be one of the worst election result in the history of Armenia. Armenians of Armenia, shame on you. You have elected Nikol Pashinyan. This man will destroy the armenian nation. Mark my words, in 1 year or less, there will be mass protests in Armenia against Nikol Pashinyan and his government.

  4. Vagharshak Sevulyan said:

    Shame on you Raffi that you feel this way , shame on you today Armenia is surviving because of our Dashnak fedayis . Shame on you do not speak negative to our fedayis , you are what you are because of them, do not bad mouth to your comrades , it is not right , ARF is very strong and will remain defender of ARMENIA, we shall see what is going in the future , one left other same came , if wish real freedom , independence ARMENIA, People carries the ARF ideology , reject the LGBT like bringing venom elton john and supports Artsakh and the Armenian Revolutionary Federation , GOD BLESS these Armenians.