Won by the incumbent Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s ‘Civil Contract’ party, headed by former Armenian President, Robert Kocharian. On 2nd July 2021, the opposition block, ‘Armenia Alliance’, asked the Constitutional Court to overturn the election result. The Court upheld the result on 17th July 2021 and Pashinyan remains Prime Minister. Parliament held its first session on 2nd August 2021.
Prime Minister Pashinyan announced early snap elections in March 2021, after Armenia was defeated in the 44 day Autumn war of 2020 with Azerbaijan over the Nagorno Karabakh border.
A cease fire was reached when Moscow-brokered a truce in November 2020, cementing Azerbaijani control over regions that had been controlled by ethnic Armenians for almost 30 years. Following the truce, street protests broke out, with Pashinian’s opponents blaming him for losing control over the territories to the bigger and better equipped Azerbaijani military.
The Armenian elections were monitored by the OSCE.
Sources and further reading:
International Crisis Group, July 2021
Radio Free Europe, 2.8.21
More on the background of the Autumn 2020 hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno Karabakh, written by Olena Lennon, Ph.D., professor of political science at the University of New Haven. She attended the June 2021 elections as an OSCE observer: