YEREVAN, June 21. /TASS/. The Civil Contract party of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan is gaining 55.61% of the votes in the early parliamentary elections held in the country on June 20, the CEC reported on Monday.
According to CEC, after processing data from 75.9% of polling stations, this figure has decreased and is approaching 54%. This percentage allows one to form a government.
The second place is still held by the Armeniabloc of ex-President Robert Kocharian, which gains 20.01%. Kocharian's scores increased after counting ballots from 1,525 out of 2,008 polling districts. When the data from half of the polling stations were processed, the Armenia block gained 18.75%.
It is followed by the I Have Honor alliance bloc of ex-President Serzh Sargsyan (5.27% of the votes) and Gagik Tsarukyan's party Prosperous Armenia (4.3%).
The threshold for a bloc is 7%. The country has over 2.5 million registered voters. The voter turnout at the end of voting was 49.4%
According to Armenian legislation, at least three political forces must enter the parliament. If there is no third party or bloc that overcomes the barrier, as in this case, the unification that is closer to the passing score will become such a force.
Early parliamentary elections were held in Armenia on Sunday. Twenty five parties and blocs took part in it. According to the CEC, at 7:00 pm Moscow time on Sunday, the turnout was 49.4%.