ArmInfo.gran Avinyan took up the post of Deputy Mayor of Yerevan. A similar decision was made at a meeting of the Council of Elders on September 23. 46 members of the Council of Elders took part in the voting, of which 44 voted "for" Avinyan's candidacy, 2 - "abstained".
The new Deputy Mayor of Yerevan will coordinate the sectors of building improvement and greening, culture, as well as the works carried out with the administrative regions and the programs implemented with the executive.
At the same time, the Deputy Mayor stressed that, first of all, there is a need to coordinate and control the work of the capital's districts, noting that there is a gap between the mayor's office and the latter. He also stated that the city needs new systemic technological solutions.
During his speech at the meeting of the Council of Elders, Tigran Avinyan stressed that Yerevan should be a city for people, which is possible only if the priority of public interests over individual interests is ensured. "According to this formula, all problems must be solved. Our proposed solutions should be based precisely on the interests of the public. And at the expense of the city it is not necessary to do good to family friends and acquaintances. Building a city means providing an environment where everyone has equal opportunities," he said.
Thanking for the trust, Avinyan stressed that love for the city should be the driving force to achieve all the goals.
Tigran Avinyan served as Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia in the period from 2018 to 2021. He currently chairs the Board of Directors of the ANIF. In the spring of this year, it became known that the board of the "Civil Contract" party decided on a candidate for the post of the new mayor of Yerevan. In particular, MP from the Civil Contract faction Vahagn Aleksanyan said that the list of the party for the upcoming municipal elections in 2023 will be headed byformer Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia Tigran Avinyan.
The current mayor of Yerevan, Hrachya Sargsyan, officially took office on December 25, 2021. Somewhat earlier, the Council of Elders of the capital dismissed Hayk Marutyan, who had been the Mayor since September 2018.