Armenia's acting Prime Minister, Nikol Pashinyan has won in Sunday's snap parliamentary election, electoral commission said.

Iran pressAsia: Armenia electoral commission announced on Monday, all votes in snap parliamentary election were counted and the acting Prime Minister Nicole Pashinian's block has gained over 70 percent.

The My Step Alliance, which includes Pashinyan's Civil Contract Party, won 70.4 percent of the vote based on results from all polling stations, the Central Election Commission (CEC) said on its website, Al Jazeera reported.

Results showed that two moderate opposition parties - Prosperous Armenia and Bright Armenia - got enough votes to clear the 5 percent threshold to enter parliament.

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Nine political parties and two electoral blocs were competing for mandates in the 101-seat National Assembly.

More than 2.6 million people were eligible to vote in the election monitored by international observers from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

Pashinyan came to power in Armenia in May after weeks of mass protests against corruption and cronyism that was dubbed the "velvet revolution".

On 23 Apr 2018, the Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan was forced to resign from office amid protests in the Armenian capital, Yerevan.

The former newspaper editor, who was jailed for fomenting unrest in 2008, marked a dramatic break from the cadre of rulers who have run Armenia since the late 1990s.

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He stepped down in October so parliament could be dissolved for the early election but remained the acting prime minister.

"Armenian citizens created a revolutionary majority at the parliament," Pashinyan told reporters at his bloc's headquarters after first results were published.

"If this trend continues, the majority won't face any problems in implementing legislative changes," he said.

After a change of power in the South Caucasus country of around three million people, Pashinyan's government sought to initiate changes to the electoral code. But the move was blocked by the former ruling Republican Party, which dominated parliament.

The Republican Party received 4.7 percent of the vote and it was not clear whether it managed to enter parliament. Under Armenia's constitution, 30 percent of seats in parliament must go to opposition parties. 101/210

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