Leader of Orinats Yerkir Party Arthur Baghdasaryan says he has cast his vote “for the development of the country.”
“I have voted for the development of Armenia, for innovation and smart programs, for creation of new jobs and for solving the various challenges we are facing through innovative approaches,” Baghdasaryan told reporters after casting his ballot.
He said the voting proceeds normally. “We have not received any reports on fraud,” he added.
Armenians are voting in an early parliamentary election on Sunday. Nine political parties and two alliances are running for the National Assembly.
These include the Republican Party of Armenia, Citizen’s Decision Party, Armenian Revolutionary Federation Dashnaktsutyun, My Step bloc, Bright Armenia Party, Christian Democratic Revival Party, National Progress Party, Menk bloc, Orinats Yerkir Party, Sasna Tsrer Party and Prosperous Armenia Party.
The voting will continue through 8 pm. The preliminary results will be announced within 24 hours after the polls close.