The December 9 snap parliamentary elections became an important milestone in the recent internal political developments in Armenia, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians said in a statement. “We convey our blessings to our beloved people and the parties, who participated in the Parliamentary elections with the sense of responsibility towards the future,” the Catholicos said.
His Holiness Karekin II extended congratulations and best wishes to the "My Step" alliance, “Prosperous Armenia” and “Bright Armenia” parties, which “deserved the trust of our people, bearing responsibility for the future of our country.”
“We pray that the Almighty Lord grant successes to the newly elected Parliament activities, for the sake of strengthening our Homeland and building a better future,” he continued.
His Holiness added that “the Apostolic Church will, as usual, make every effort to strengthen our statehood, strengthen national solidarity and overcome internal and external challenges.”
The early parliamentary elections in Armenia saw acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s My Step bloc win a landslide victory with over 70 percent of the votes. It will be joined by Prosperous Armenia Party and Bright Armenia to form the new National Assembly.