Five parties clear the 5% threshold needed to get into NKR National Assembly

Five parties have cleared the five-percent threshold needed to get into the 33-member National Assembly of Nagorno Karabakh.

According to preliminary results, the ruling Free Motherland party led by Prime Minister Ara Harutyunyan received 47.35 percent of the vote, head of the NKR Central Electoral Commission Srbuhi Arzumanyan told reporters today.

“Karabakh’s Democratic Party (headed by current Speaker speaker Ashot Gulian) came second with 19.1 percent,” she added.

The Armenian Revolutionary Federation received 18.51 percent of the vote, Arzumanyan said.

The opposition parties – Movement-88 and National Revival – got 6.93 percent and 5.38 percent of the vote respectively.

The turnout stood at 70.6 percent.

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