Armenia’s Constitutional Court rejected the challenge to the results of the country’s recent early parliamentary elections, upholding the ruling with the victory of the party of acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
The June 20 elections gave Pashinyan 71 parliamentary seats, while former President Robert Kocharyan’s bloc had 29 seats, while another bloc led by another former president, Serzh Sargsyan, won seven seats.
The two blocs and two other small parties challenged the election results, arguing before the Constitutional Court that it should be declared invalid due to “violations” in the vote.
Representatives of the two losing blocs considered that the court issued its ruling “under political pressure.”
Source: “Associated Press”