Daily Current Affairs 2021 Armenia's acting PM, Nikol Pashinyan and his Civil Contract Party win parliamentary election | Daily Current Affairs 2021

Armenia’s acting PM, Nikol Pashinyan and his Civil Contract Party win parliamentary election

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Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashiyan

Armenia’s acting Prime Minister, Nikol Pashinyan, and his Civil Contract Party won a parliamentary election.

Highlights:

  • He won the elections with 53.92 percent votes.
  • Pashinyan had earlier claimed victory on the 20th June 2021 election based on preliminary results, with his party taking an early lead over its closest challenger, the Armenia Alliance, led by former President Robert Kocharyan.
  • Former President Robert Kocharyan’s Armenia Alliance trailed on 21.04% votes.
  • Pashinyan, a 46-year-old former journalist who came to power after leading large street protests in 2018 that ousted his predecessor, continued to enjoy broad support despite the humiliating defeat, with fewer Armenians willing to vote for those who ran the country before him.

About Armenia:

  • Armenia, officially the Republic of Armenia, is a landlocked country located in the Armenian Highlands of Western Asia.
  • It is a part of the Caucasus region.
  • It is bordered by Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, the Lachin corridor under a Russian peacekeeping force and Azerbaijan to the east, and Iran and the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan to the south.
  • Armenia is a unitary, multi-party, democratic nation-state with an ancient cultural heritage.
  • The capital is Yerevan (Erevan).
  • The currency used here is Armenian dram.

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