ArmInfo. "I voted for the worthy, forward future of Yerevan," Raffi Hovhannisyan, candidate for mayor of the Armenian capital, leader of the Heritage party, told reporters after fulfilling his civic duty in the elections to the Yerevan City Council at the polling station N157.
According to Hovhannisyan, today one winner is evident - this is the people who got real opportunities for the election of the mayor of the capital, whose name may already be tomorrow, September 24. He noted that the party had earlier transferred information about inaccuracies in the lists of voters to law enforcement agencies. "It is important that the violations were minimized, and the voter was confident in his choice," the mayor said, expressing confidence in the fairness of the elections. He also stressed the importance of the current vote, which will be a prelude to the extraordinary parliamentary elections. "We will definitely take part in these elections, and in what format - independently or in the bloc will become clear after meetings with possible partners and voters," Raffi Hovhannisyan said.
Extraordinary elections to the Council started on September 23 in the capital of Armenia elders of Yerevan. The need for early elections arose after How the former mayor of the city Taron Margaryan resigned. After How the Council of Elders could not elect a new mayor, the government The powers of the members of the Council were terminated. 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