ArmInfo.A total of 234,436 people or 28.44% of voters took part in the elections to the Council of Elders of Yerevan. This was stated by its Chairman Vahagn Aleksanyan at a meeting of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of the Republic of Armenia on September 18.
According to him, from 12.00 the CEC will begin the process of recounting votes, which will continue until 18.00. Applications requesting a recount of votes must be submitted by 12.00
At the meeting the CEC summarized the election results, following which a corresponding protocol was signed.
According to the voting results received from all 475 polling stations, which were cited by the head of the Central Election Commission, the ruling Civil Contract party and the leader of its list, Vice Mayor Tigran Avinyan, are in the lead in the mayoral elections of the Armenian capital, with 32.57% of voters voting for them. In second place with 18.89% of the vote is the National Progress party, led by the former mayor of Yerevan Hayk Marutyan. The "Mother Armenia" bloc, led by former deputy of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia Andranik Tevanyan, closes the top three.
According to preliminary data, the bloc receives 15.43% of the votes. The remaining political forces' votes were distributed as follows: "Public Voice" Party - 9.68% "Fair Armenia" Party - 1.12% "Victory" Party - 1.71% "Strength of the Motherland" Party - 0.74% European Party Armenia - 1.11% "For Social Justice" Party - 0.34% "Republic" Party - 11.32% "United Armenia" Party - 0.55% "Enlightened Armenia" Party - 1.8% "Democratic" Party consolidation" - 1.01% Party "Country for Life" - 3.64%.
The elections to the Council of Elders of Yerevan took place on September 17. Based on their results, a Council of Elders of 65 members will be formed, who, in turn, will choose the capital's mayor. In order to get into the Council of Elders, parties need to gain at least 4% of the votes, blocs - 6%. The new Council is due to take office on October 10. Mayoral elections are held within 2 weeks after receiving mandates.
824,250 residents of Yerevan had the right to vote in the elections, as well as 14,839 people who do not have Armenian citizenship, but are registered in the capital's population register and have been living in the city for at least 1 year. The voting process was monitored by 350 local observers and 24 foreign ones.