ArmInfo. The Heritage Party decided to approve the appointment of its founder, Raffi K. Hovhannisyan, as the Mayor of the Armenian capital in the early elections scheduled for September 23. The corresponding decision was made today at the executive meeting of the party's board.
According to the information, the first Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic and the co-founder of the Orran Children's Charitable Center, the Armenian Center for Strategic and National Studies and the Armenian Association of Jurists, Raffi Hovhannisyan will be joined by the current chairman of the Heritage Party and the former deputy Armen Martirosyan (who will lead the campaign), civil rights advocate Hovsep Khurshudyan and more than 50 candidates from professional, intellectual, women's and of the lively circles both from the party itself and in the person of civil society as a whole.
"Heritage,as an observer member of the European People's Party, hopes to share with the citizens of Yerevan its vision of essential modernization of the capital of New Armenia. This year Yerevan celebrates the 2800th anniversary of its ancient predecessor Erebuni, as well as its own 100th year as the modern capital of the country. We are finally honored and empowered to expand our track record of public service as an integral part of the heritage of our people's victory, "Raffi Hovhannisyan said.
Recall that the former mayor of Yerevan, Taron Margaryan, who held this post since 2011, announced his resignation on July 9. Actor Hayk Marutyan (from the Civil Contract party), Zaruhi Postanjyan (leader of the Yerkir Tsirani party), Ararat Zurabyan (Armenian National Movement) will participate in the early elections to the Yerevan City Council in September this year. The "Enlightened Armenia" Party and the "Republic" propose the candidacy of the Minister of Justice of Armenia Artak Zeynalyan. The daughter of the prominent Armenian architect Arthur Tarkhanyan, the wife of the political prisoner recently released and convicted by the former authorities for organizing the riots, Andreas Ghoukasyan - Anahit Tarkhanyan (GALA party) also expressed a desire to participate in the electoral run. The Central Electoral Commission of Armenia has appointed early elections to the Council of Elders of Yerevan on September 23. The election campaign will start on September 10.