YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) - Armenians are voting for a new parliament, and the nation's president hopes the election will give him a majority among the legislators.
President Serge Sarkisian's Republican Party is expected to win Sunday's election, but it is aiming for a majority in the 131-seat Parliament to avoid having to form a coalition.
The party now holds 62 seats, just shy of a majority.
The voting also is seen as a test of public support for Sarkisian, who comes up for re-election in the former Soviet state next year.
His main coalition partner, the Prosperous Armenia party, has grown increasingly critical of the Republicans and hopes for a bigger share in Parliament and the Cabinet.
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