Armenia vote: President Sarkissian casts an early ballot

June 20, 2021 – 10:34 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – President Armen Sarkissian on Sunday, June 20 voted in elections to the National Assembly of , his office reports.

A total of 25 parties and blocs are running for seats in the parliament. Polling stations opened at 8:00am and will remain open for 12 hours.

Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced on March 18 that Armenia will hold snap parliamentary elections on June 20. The PM came under fire after signing a statement with the Russian and Azerbaijani Presidents to end the war in Nagorno- almost 45 days after the start of the military hostilities. Under the deal, the Armenian side was forced to return all the seven regions surrounding Karabakh, having lost a part of Karabakh itself in hostilities.

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