“Impeachment” bloc won in “Parliamentary Elections in Armenia” SMS-voting
Posted by kronstadt on May 12, 2007
The elections have just finished. There were no exit-polls conducted due to lack of human resource. The administration that planned the orininal exit-polls decided to focus on “quick response” to violation alerts. The second NGO expected to conduct exit polls was the Center of Efficient Policy and Political Studies. But it too abandoned the idea due to lack of human resources. The number of volunteers was too small. Thus, it was decided to hold exit polls via SMS and announce the results at 8.30 p.m. local time. So, unfortunately these SMS-polls are the closest that I could get to exit-polls.
584 citizens of Armenia participated in the “Parliamentary elections-2007” SMS-voting, organized by the Armenian “Hay” Radio-Station.
Mediamax reports that the Director of the Radio-Station Aram Mkrtchian stated today that the voting took place in the course of time between 8:00 and 20:00. One SMS was accepted from each mobile telephone number.
Aram Manukian stressed that the results of the SMS-voting cannot be considered an exit-poll and cannot be used to dispute the official results of the elections. Here are the results:
- “Impeachment” bloc – 137 (when counted with “Republic” party – 27, and “New Times” – 11)
- “Heritage” party –127
- the Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) – 66
- the People’s Party of Armenia – 57
- “Dashnaktsutiun” party (ARF-HHD) – 56
- “Orinats Yerkir” party – 42
- “Prosperous Armenia” party (BHK) – 29
- National Democratic Party – 17
- United Labor Party (MAK) – 17
The remaining participants of the elections gained less than 10 SMS votes, or did not receive any.