The poll, taken by Baltic Surveys/The Gallup Organization and reported by Armenian television, showed Sarkisian’s party with 46 percent of the vote, followed by former coalition partner, the center-right Tsarukian Alliance led by pro-Russia tycoon Gagik Tsarukian, with 25 percent.
The Central Electoral Commission said turnout stood at about 51 percent.
voters, including the president.
Two political forces, Nikol Pashinian’s Way Out and the Free Democrats Party, have sought to position themselves as more pro-Western than their rivals.
For many, low wages, high inflation, joblessness, and corruption have eclipsed the question of whether Armenia should remain within the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union or seek closer integration with Europe.
Russian weapons deliveries to Baku had been the topic of heated debate after an escalation of the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh last year.
But in the parliamentary campaign, most political forces steered clear of those issues and the question of whether Armenia is more secure with Russia as its ally.