09. June 2021
On June 20, 2021, Armenia will hold its third parliamentary elections in four years and it will be the second consecutive snap election.
The party of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan decided to organize snap parliamentary elections in Armenia after the mass protests following the defeat in Nagorno-Karabakh war with Azerbaijan in 2020, while it still retained significant popularity. With elections taking place on June 20, by May 26, 2021, the Electoral Commission had registered 23 parties and 4 blocks for participating in the early parliamentary elections.
Although Pashinyan’s Civil Contract party’s popularity has declined significantly since 2018 elections, it remains the main contender in those elections.
The main opposition force is Armenia Alliance led by former President Robert Kocharyan. It is expected that one of those political forces will form the governing coalition after the elections.
Please read the full analysis by ECEAP Senior Research Fellow Aap Neljas here: Overview of Armenian Parliamentary Elections on 20.06.2021