ArmInfo.42% of the residents of the capital of Armenia found it difficult to answer who they would like to see as mayor of Yerevan. At the same time, 17.9% believe that there is no proper suitable candidate at all. This is evidenced by the results of the annual survey: "Voice of Yerevan residents ", conducted by the MPG consulting company, which is the official representative of the Gallup International Association in Armenia.
At the same time, 18.8% of respondents voted for the current mayor Hrachya Sargsyan, 6.6% voted for the former mayor Hayk Marutyan. 3.1% of respondents are ready to vote for former Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan, 2.4% of respondents for Vardan Ghukasyan, 1.8% of respondents for Levon Kocharyan, 0.3% of respondents for Khachatur Sukiasyan and 0.1% of respondents - Mesrop Arakelyan.
Assessing the activities of the current mayor of the Armenian capital and the heads of the administrative districts of the capital on a 5-point scale, the head of the Davitashen community of the capital received the highest rating - 4 points, the head of the Arabkir community received the lowest rating - 3.3 points. Yerevan residents rated the current mayor at 3.6 points.
However, the majority of respondents (29.5%) do not see the need to hold extraordinary mayoral elections, 12.9% - believe that they are necessary, 16.5% of respondents - considered that " rather yes than no " and 13.5% - found it difficult to answer.
A year earlier (in 2021), 41.6% of the capital's residents were unequivocal in their position on the need to hold early elections, 19.2% of respondents answered "rather yes than no", 11.1% of respondents noted that they did not see the need for elections, and 18.1% of respondents found it difficult to answer.
It should be noted that the survey was conducted through telephone calls to residents of Yerevan from December 13 to December 23, 2022, the sample size was 800 people, the sampling error was +/- 3.5%. In 2011, MPG became the official representative of the Gallup International Association in Armenia. Since 2003, MPG, working in the market of sociological and marketing research, has implemented more than 800 projects of various sizes.