Armenians Voting in Snap Parliamentary Polls

Published December 9th, 2018 - 10:14 GMT
A woman votes during early parliamentary elections in Yerevan on December 9, 2018. (Karen MINASYAN / AFP)
A woman votes during early parliamentary elections in Yerevan on December 9, 2018. (Karen MINASYAN / AFP)

Armenians have started voting in snap parliamentary elections on Sunday -- almost nine months after nationwide protests against the ruling party.

The voting will take place between 8:00 a.m. and 8 p.m. across the country.

The voter turnout is expected to be around 60 percent in the 3-million populated country which has 2.5 million eligible voters.

Nikol Pashinyan, who became the nation’s prime minister in May, resigned in October to open a way for snap elections.

Pre-election polls indicate that My Step alliance, led by Pashinyan’s Civil Contract Party, is expected to win the elections.

Initial election results are expected to be announced on Monday morning.

In April, Pashinyan, who is a former journalist, led mass protests against the ruling Republican Party, which brought daily life in Yerevan to a standstill and forced former Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan to resign.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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