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 Thursday, August 31 2023 15:38
Alina Hovhannisyan

Poll: Residents of Yerevan ready to see Tigran Avinyan, Hayk Marutyan  and Andranik Tevanyan in post of mayor

Poll: Residents of Yerevan ready to see Tigran Avinyan, Hayk Marutyan  and Andranik Tevanyan in post of mayor

ArmInfo. 74.9% of the respondents will take part in the elections of the mayor of Yerevan,  which will be held in the capital on September 17 this year. This is evidenced by the results of the regular poll of the MPG consulting company (the official representative of the Gallup International  Association in Armenia), on the upcoming elections to the Council of  Elders - "Night falls... The city falls asleep."

Of the total number of respondents, the current deputy mayor, the  actual head of the mayor's office, Tigran Avinyan (from the Civil  Contract party), received the most public support, 15.1% of  respondents are ready to vote for him. He is followed by ex-mayor of  Yerevan Hayk Marutyan (National Progress Party) with the support of  9.6% of the votes and Andranik Tevanyan (Mother Armenia bloc of  parties) - 3.8%. At the same time, 38.3% of the respondents found it  difficult to answer, and 19.2% refused to answer at all.  Least of  all, Yerevan residents are ready to support Nelly Harutyunyan (The  power of the Fatherland ), Arman Ghukasyan ("For Social Justice"),  Tigran Khzmalyan (European Party of Armenia), Suren Petrosyan  (Democratic Consolidation) and Yervand Tarverdyan (United Armenia).  0.2% of respondents are ready to vote for each of them. Artak  Zeynalyan (Republic Party) has 3% of the votes among those polled,  Artak Galstyan (Public Voice Party) - 2.7%, Mane Tandilyan (Country  of Living ) - 2.5%, David Khazhakyan (Lusavor Hayastan) - 2.2%,  Viktor Mnatsakanyan (Victory Party) - 1.5% and Norik Norikyan (Fair  Armenia) - 1.2%.

Only 23.2% of those polled are familiar with the election campaigns  of the political forces of Armenia participating in the elections to  the metropolitan municipality. Of these, 47.1% studied the electoral  programs of the Civil Contract, 17.6% - Country of Living , 14.4% -  National Progress, 9.6% - Mother Armenia bloc of parties, 8.6 % -  Republic Party, least of all the survey participants were interested  in the activities of the European Party of Armenia and Democratic  Consolidation. Meanwhile, almost half (42.8%) of respondents got  acquainted with the election programs through television, 35.3% -  through social networks, 16% - through booklets, 12.8% - during  meetings with candidates outside or during community rallies, 5.3% -  through advertising in the media. And only 0.8% got acquainted with  the election campaign of a particular party through their official  websites. At the same time, only 4% of the total number of  respondents are ready to take part in meetings with the declared  candidates from one party or another. Of these, 57.6% expressed a  desire to meet with the candidate from the Civil Contract Tigran  Avinyan, 12.1% - with Mane Tandilyan (Country of Living , 9.1% - with  Andranik Tevanyan (Mother Armenia bloc of parties). ), 6.1% - Norik  Norikyan (Fair Armenia), with Hayk Marutyan (National Progress  party), and with David Khazhakyan (Lusavor Hayastan) and Artak  Zeynalyan (Republic party) - 3% each.

Of the respondents, only 21.7% came across an agitation campaign of  political forces participating in the elections to the metropolitan  municipality, which were mainly held in outside or during community  rallies.  17.1% of respondents got acquainted with the campaign of  candidates through television, 13.1% - social networks, 6.3% -  through information on posters, booklets, 4.6% - on billboards, 2.3%  - through advertising in the media.

More than half of the respondents saw the campaign of Tigran Avinyan  (Civil Contract Party), followed by Mane Tandilyan (Country of  Living) - 20.6%, followed by Hayk Marutyan (National Progress Party)  - 13.1%, Andranik Tevanyan (Mother Armenia bloc) - 9.1%, Artak  Zeynalyan (Republic Party) - 8.6%, Artak Galstyan (Public Voice) -  6.3%, Nelli Harutyunyan (The power of the Fatherland ) - 4.6%, David  Khazhakyan (Lusavor Hayastan) - 3.4%, Norik Norikyan (Fair Armenia) -  2.9%, Arman Ghukasyan (For Social Justice) - 2.3%, Tigran Khzmalyan  (European Party of Armenia) and Suren Petrosyan (Democratic  Consolidation) - 1.7% each, Yervand Tarverdyan (United Armenia) and  Viktor Mnatsakanyan (Victory party) - 1.1% each. 13.7% found it  difficult to answer, 8.6% of respondents mentioned other political  forces.

This MPG survey also presents the opinion of Yerevan residents  regarding the main problems of the city.  So, as a result of the  study, it became clear that the urgent problem for the residents of  the capital is the problem of garbage disposal. This opinion is  shared by 38.8% of respondents. 28.4% - concerned about transport  issues, 14.3% - road quality, 12.9%- lack of parks, recreation areas,  12.2% - consider the issue of inflation unresolved, 8.2% - air  pollution, 8% - indicated problems with water supply. The issue of  cultural development worries Yerevan residents least of all.

The survey was conducted through telephone calls to residents of  Yerevan in the period from August 28 to 30, 2023, the sample size was  805 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 sociological and marketing  research market, has implemented more than 800 projects of various  sizes. 

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