ElectionGudie

May 30, 1999 Held

1,137,133
Voted
Armenia

Republic of Armenia

Election for Azgayin Zhoghov (Armenian National Assembly)

Results

48%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,137,133
Valid Votes:1,057,932
Invalid Votes:55,887

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Unity Alliance 62 448,133

42.36%

Other parties and non-affiliated candidates 32 197,243

18.64%

Communist Party 10 130,161

12.30%

Right and Unity 7 85,736

8.10%

Armenian Revolutionary Federation 8 84,232

7.96%

Country of Law 6 56,807

5.37%

National Democratic Union 6 55,620

5.26%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 131 seats in the National Assembly (Azgayin Zhoghov)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Robert KOCHARIAN
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Armen ANDARBINYAN
  • Assembly: Armenia has a unicameral National Assembly (Azgayin Zhoghov) with 131 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • Prime Minister is appointed by the president.
  • In the National Assembly (Azgayin Zhoghov), 75 members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms and 56 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Alliance: Unity Alliance
    • Leader: Karen DEMIRCHIAN, Vazgen SARKISIAN
    • Seats won in this election: 62
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Communist Party (HKK)
    • Leader: Sergey BADALYAN
    • Seats won in this election: 10
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Alliance: Right and Unity
    • Leader: Artashes GEGHAMIAN
    • Seats won in this election: 7
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Armenian Revolutionary Federation (HHD)
    • Leader: Hrair KARAPETYAN, Vahan HOVHANNISSIAN
    • Seats won in this election: 8
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Country of Law / Orinats Yerkir
    • Leader: Arthur BAGHDASARIAN
    • Seats won in this election: 6
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: National Democratic Union (AZhM)
    • Leader: Vazgen MANUKIAN
    • Seats won in this election: 6
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Other parties and non-affiliated candidates
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 32
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Elections to the National Assembly were last held on July 5 and 29, 1995.
    190 seats were decided on in the 1995 election.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 3,421,775 (July 1998 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 2,198,544 ( 1999 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,643,136 (1999)

·         Is Armenia a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Armenia ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (13 September 1993)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 4 (1999)

·         Human Development Index Position: 85 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: High (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Armenia a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Armenia ratified CRPD: Yes (22 September 2010)

·         Population with a disability: 513,266 (est.)