Armenia’s ruling party defeated in three major local elections

On October 17, 2021, Armenians in several villages, towns and cities headed to the polls to vote in local elections. In a major blow, the ruling Civil Contract party of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan was defeated in Armenia’s second largest city of Gyumri, as well as in Goris in the southern region of Syunik. The ruling party did however secure victories in Dilijan, Tegh and Tatev.