Armenia holds parliamentary elections

Armenia holds parliamentary elections
# 12 May 2007 12:45 (UTC +04:00)
22 opposition parties and 1 bloc are running and analysts say these divisions have scuttled chances of defeating two pro-government parties - the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (HKK) and the Prosperous Armenia party.
About 2,285,830 of Armenia’s three million people are registered to vote in elections for 131 seats in the national assembly.
All 131 seats are up for grabs — 90 to be chosen according to proportions that parties get nationwide and the other 41 in single-mandate contests.
13,333 observers from 50 local and 755 observers from 6 international organizations are monitoring the vote.
8,000 police officers have been involved to keep the security.
Polls have started since 08.00 am (local time) in 1,923 constituencies.
The Central Election Commission will announce preliminary results tomorrow. /APA/
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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED