June 28, 2021 – 16:28 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – Two Armenian blocs that collected enough votes to secure seats in the parliament will challenge the results of the June 20 elections with the Constitutional Court, demanding that the court invalidate the outcome.
Caretaker Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s Civil Contract party won almost 54% of the vote, while Hayastan (Armenia) bloc headed by second President Robert Kocharyan secured around 22% of the ballots. “I Have Honor” bloc too will get seats in the parliament.
Hayastan member Robert Hayrapetyan said on Sunday, June 27 that the bloc will file an application with Armenia’s top court by July 2, alleging voter fraud and the use of administrative resources. Hayrapetyan said “we are dealing with” 200,000 ballots, which he said could have a significant impact on the outcome of the elections.
Sos Hakobyan from “I Have Honor” bloc raised similar questions and said they will demand the annulment of elections results.
Deputy head of the Armenian National Congress Levon Zurabyan told Pastinfo, meanwhile, that the party would not take the matter to the Constitutional Court, although the ANC said in an earlier statement that elections were “far from being free and fair.”