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Resounding victory for pro-European party in Moldova

Resounding victory for pro-European party in Moldova

Moldovan President Maya Sandu's PAS party won a resounding victory in Sunday's parliamentary elections on a platform of fighting corruption and carrying out reforms. After the counting of 99.63% of ballots, only three political forces will be represented in the new chamber, the data showed. PAS had 52.60% of the vote, while its main rival, Igor Dodon's Socialists and Communists bloc, had 27.32%.
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Russia mulls the Armenian elections results

Russia mulls the Armenian elections results

The Russian media has taken a lot of interest in Sunday's parliamentary elections in Armenia. They echoed the Kremlin's position of advocating stability and discouraging street protests. But the newspaper Kommersant says many in Moscow were taken by surprise by the result.

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Resounding victory for pro-European party in Moldova

Resounding victory for pro-European party in Moldova

Moldovan President Maya Sandu's PAS party won a resounding victory in Sunday's parliamentary elections on a platform of fighting corruption and carrying out reforms. After the counting of 99.63% of ballots, only three political forces will be represented in the new chamber, the data showed. PAS had 52.60% of the vote, while its main rival, Igor Dodon's Socialists and Communists bloc, had 27.32%.
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Russia mulls the Armenian elections results

Russia mulls the Armenian elections results

The Russian media has taken a lot of interest in Sunday's parliamentary elections in Armenia. They echoed the Kremlin's position of advocating stability and discouraging street protests. But the newspaper Kommersant says many in Moscow were taken by surprise by the result.
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Ethiopians have voted in elections they hope will increase democratic governance

Ethiopians have voted in elections they hope will increase democratic governance

Many eligible Ethiopian voters headed to polls yesterday (21 June) to participate in the country’s first multi-party elections in 16 years. The elections are the incumbent prime minister Abiy Ahmed first democratic test. Elections in several constituencies, many of them in the Amhara and Oromia regions, are postponed until 6 September due to electoral irregularities. The dates for elections in the Tigray region are not yet scheduled. 
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Opinion: An election with many surprises

Opinion: An election with many surprises

Armenia's parliamentary elections were properly conducted with only minor violations. But Nikol Pashinyan's landslide victory was somewhat surprising says Benyamin Poghosyan in this op-ed for commonspace.eu Pashinyan's victory means Armenia will continue implementing all written and oral agreements reached with Russia and Azerbaijan after the end of the 2020 Karabakh war, he adds.
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Live blog: Armenia Votes, 20 June 2021

Live blog: Armenia Votes, 20 June 2021

Nikol Pashinyan's Civic Contract Party has won a landslide victory in Armenia's parliamentary election. Pashinyan once more confounded his political rivals securing 53.92% of the votes cast. Read assessments of the election results and opinions by commentators and experts in the region and beyond on this live blog. [The live blog has now been closed]
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Analysis: The Armenian parliamentary snap election – a way out or a new wave of chaos?

Analysis: The Armenian parliamentary snap election – a way out or a new wave of chaos?

The 20 June parliamentary elections in Armenia are the most competitive and inclusive in the country’s history with three former presidents challenging the rule of incumbent prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan. In a detailed analysis for commonspace.eu, Alexander Petrosyan looks at the main protagonists and what they stand for, and what is important to watch out for.