ArmInfo.The Heritage Party will participate in the forthcoming elections to the Council of Elders with its list. Raffi Hovhannisyan, the head of the Heritage party, stated this at a press conference on August 20.
He noted that today, on August 20, the party will hold a board meeting, at which it will be decided who will head this list. "In the Heritage party there will be a non-partisan approach, the list will also include members of civil society.For now, we are discussing 3 candidates who can head this list - Armen Martirosyan, Raffi Hovhannisyan and the name of a third person who is outside the administration," Hovhannisyan stressed. , while not specifying who exactly is the third candidate.
The head of the Heritage party also stressed that the party representatives already noted their readiness to participate in the elections with a single list. According to Hovhannisyan, their public offer reached the addressees, however, received no response. "It would be wonderful for the victory of the revolution to be fixed by a single list, I hope that before the early elections to the Parliament this problem will be settled," Hovhannisyan said.
The politician also expressed the hope that the elections to the Council of Elders of Yerevan will be free and fair. Hovhannisyan noted that the elections that will be held on September 23 will be unprecedented in the last 20 years, as they will be the first elections on which the people will make their choice. "I am confident that the use of the state resource will be ruled out during the elections to the Council of Elders, and we will do everything possible to make our national revolution full," the head of the Heritage Party concluded.
According to the decision of the Central Election Commission of Armenia, elections to the Council of Elders of Yerevan will be held on September 23. The parties will have to submit documents for participation in the elections until August 29, the final deadline for registration is September 3. The election campaign will begin on September 10. The Central Election Commission of Armenia also established a schedule of key events for the preparation and conduct of elections.
In accordance with the law "On local self-government in the city of Yerevan", the mayor of the capital elects a council of elders, consisting of 65 members and formed on a party principle on the basis of citywide elections. If, following the results of the elections to the city council, one of the parties receives more than 50% of seats, then the candidate who heads the list of this party is considered the elected mayor of Yerevan. If the candidate does not meet the mayor's requirements, refuses the post of mayor or no party gets more than 50% of the seats in the council of elders, then the mayor is elected by secret ballot of the council members. Comrade actor Hayk Marutyan is nominated for the post of mayor from the party headed by the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan. The second largest parliamentary faction Tsarukyan proposes the candidacy of deputy Naira Zohrabyan, Zaruhi Postanjyan is nominated from the Yerkir Tsirani party. Recall that the former Mayor of Yerevan, Taron Margaryan, announced the resignation on July 9 after accusations of an inefficient township.