• Independent since 21 September 1991

  • OSCE membership since 30 January 1992

  • CoE membership since 25 January 2001

  • Constitution: adopted July 5, 1995, last amendments 2005 (enhanced rights of the parliament)

  • Form of government: presidential republic

  • Population: 3,014,000 (October 2014)

  • Registered Voters: 2,509,434 (February 2013)


  • Head of state: President, 5-year term, direct elections, absolute majority vote, two-round system, maximum two consecutive terms

Since February 2008: Serzh Sargsyan (reelected 18 February 2013)


  • Head of government: Prime Minister, appointed by the president, approval of the parliament.

Since 13 April 2014 Hovik Abrahamyan

  • Assembly: unicameral

National Assembly (Galust Sahakyan), 131 deputies, 5-year terms;

mixed electoral system : 90 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system  and 41 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies.

Threshold: 5 % in proportional elections



Helsinki  Citizens' Assembly Vanadzor


The Mission of HCA Vanadzor is the promotion and support of Civil Initiatives, the strengthening of Human Rights Protection, and Peace-building Activities on national and regional levels.


HCA Vanadzor has been conducting human rights monitoring in closed and semi –closed institutions for several years. Since 1999 HCA Vanadzor has been involved in observation of local and national election: including long-term and short-term observations, submitting reports and inquiries, disputing violations in court and preparing legislative recommendations in collaboration with other non-governmental organizations. 




Helsinki Citizens' Assembly Vanadzor

Tigran Mets 59, Vanadzor, Armenia
Tel: (+374) - 322 - 42268

Fax: (+374) - 322 - 41236

Fax: (+374) - 322 - 41236


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Transparency International Anticorruption Center NGO Armenia


Transparency International Anticorruption Center is an Armenian public organization, founded in 2000 and accredited as the National Chapter of Transparency International global anticorruption movement. Its mission is to promote good governance in Armenia through reducing corruption and strengthening democracy.

In the area of elections TIAC strives to support the conduct of free, fair and transparent elections and the establishment of electoral institute. Its activities include monitoring of political party finance and use of administrative resource, analysis of official statistics on the voting process, observation of national and local level elections, instigation of complaints and litigation of electoral violations, and advocacy for improvement of the electoral legislation. Since 2013 TIAC acts as a member of Citizen Observer Initiative - a coalition of 4 CSOs working in the field of elections observation and complaints.




Transparency International Anticorruption Center NGO
164/1 Antarayin Street, Yerevan 0019, Armenia 

Tel.: (+374 10) 569589, 569689 

Fax: (+374 10) 569519




Presidential election: 2018
Parliamentary election: 2017


Electoral Code of Armenia, adopted in Mai 2011


download here: PDF (EN)  |  PDF (AM)

(source: Central Election Commission of Armenia)





Presidential Election

18 February 2013

EPDE statement on findings of the EPDE delegation to Armenia from 14 - 20 February 2013 and on the observations of EPDE’s Armenian member organisation Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor HCAV (20 February 2013)

download here: PDF (EN)  |  PDF (RU)


OSCE/ODIHR Reports on Elections in Armenia

access here 


OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

access here


International Foundation for Electoral Systems

access here


Venice Commission of the Council of Europe (documents)

access here


IDEA Voter Turnout Data

access here