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Ex-Ruling Party Wiped Out as Revolutionary Wins Armenia Vote

  • Pashinyan’s alliance wins 70% in Armenian parliament elections
  • Former ruling Republicans fail to reach threshold for seats
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Armenia’s former ruling Republican party was wiped out in parliamentary elections that handed a massive majority to the leader of the country’s “Velvet Revolution.”

Preliminary results show acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s My Step alliance won 70.4 percent of votes in Sunday’s elections, Armenia’s Central Election Commission reported. The Republicans received 4.7 percent, just short of the 5 percent threshold for parties to win seats in the National Assembly.