ArmInfo. In connection with the conduct of the elections to the Council of Elders of Yerevan, the order of the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Armenia Hayk Grigorian established a working group, whose task will be to react promptly to all incoming cases of violations.
According to the press service of the SC of the Republic of Armenia, according to the order, all structural units of the committee were instructed to take prompt actions on arriving during the election and after them reports of violations, to hold discussions on possible electoral crimes with the participation of retrained investigators as soon as possible. All the cases to be brought immediately to the head of the working group. On September 23, to move to a strengthened mode of operation involving 100% of all employees of the UK, at the same time create conditions for the employees of the committee to fulfill their civic duty. The working group will be coordinated by Arthur Melikyan, Head of the Main Department for Control over Regional Investigation Departments of the Armenian Arbitration Court.
Extraordinary elections to the Council of Elders of Yerevan started on September 23 in the capital of Armenia. The need for early elections arose after the former mayor of the city, Taron Margaryan, resigned. After the Council of Elders could not elect a new mayor, the government terminated the powers of the members of the Council. For the conduct of elections from 08.00 all 475 polling stations were opened. Voting will last until 20.00. There are four blocs and eight parties in the elections. According to the results of the vote, the first number of the list of political force, which received more than 50% of the vote, automatically becomes the mayor of the capital of Armenia. If none of the political forces has won more than 50% of the votes, all factions included in the Council of Elders have the right to nominate their candidate, who must be elected by a majority vote of the members of the Council, consisting of 65 members. The party's candidate is Heritage Party leader Raffi Hovhannisyan. The "Luys" bloc with the Justice Minister Artak Zeynalyan, the "My step" with the actor Hayk Marutyan, the ARF Dashnaktsutyun party "presented the candidate Mikael Manukyan, the" Reformists "party with the director Artak Avetisyan. on the post of mayor of the architect Anahit Tarkhanyan.Gevork Sandalyan became the "leader" of the Democratic-Liberal Union of Armenia, headed by Zaruhi Postanjyan, headed by Manuel Gasparyan, the party "Ori" Mher Shahgeldyan, "Yerevanians" - MP Ararat Zohrabyan, and "Prosperous Armenia" party - MP Naira Zohrabyan