On December 6, citizens of Armenia will vote in a referendum to change the country’s constitution. It needs 638,583 “yes” votes to pass. Hetq has taken a look at past national elections and has revealed that while the number of residents in Armenia has been decreasing, the number of eligible voters has increased. Armenia’s first constitution after regaining independence was adopted on July 5, 1995. At the time, according to official figures, the country’s population was 3,753,500 and the number of eligible voters was 2,189,804. According to September 2015 official figures, 3,007,300 people live in Armenia and as of November 6, 2,554,332 have the right to vote.
Over the past twenty years, official sources state that the country’s population has decreased has decreased by 746,000 (20%) and that the number of eligible voters has increased by 340,000.
There was a referendum to amend Armenia’s Constitution on May 25, 2003. It failed. Official figures cited the country’s population at the time at 3,210,307, and the number of eligible voters at 2,339,704.