Parliament adopted changes to Electoral Code lowering minimum threshold for parties to enter parliament

Panorama, Armenia
May 7 2021

Armenia's National Assembly adopted in the second and final reading the legislative package on Making Amendments and Addenda to the country's Electoral Code ahead of just several weeks before snap parliamentary elections slated for June. The legislative changes were approved by 81 votes in favor cast by the lawmakers from the ruling "My Step" faction. 

The legislative changes envisage lowering the required minimum threshold to enter parliament for parties from 5% to 4%, increasing the threshold from 7% to 8% for blocs comprising of up to three parties and 10% for blocs comprising of 4 and more parties to gain seats within a legislature.

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