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Public Voice party ready to form coalition with National Progress  party, Mother Armenia bloc in Council of Elders of Yerevan

Public Voice party ready to form coalition with National Progress  party, Mother Armenia bloc in Council of Elders of Yerevan

ArmInfo.The Public Voice party is ready to form a coalition with the National Progress party  and the Mother Armenia bloc in the Council of Elders of Yerevan, party leader Vardan Ghukasyan stated (infamous video blogger Dog). 

He noted that he is in favor of Andranik Tevanyan or Hayk Marutyan  becoming mayor, but the mayor's office should go to the "Public  Voice" party.

Vardan Ghukasyan is still on the international wanted list. The Investigative Committee brought charges against him based on plots related to extortion, contempt of court and public calls for violence against contract military personnel. As part of criminal proceedings, information was received that the accused is in the United States.

in the elections to the Council of Elders of Yerevan that took place  the day before, not a single political force managed to get a 50%  result, which means that during the elections of the capital's mayor,  parties and blocs will have to form coalitions. According to the  voting results, the "Public Voice" party received 9.68 votes, and the  party of the former mayor of Yerevan Hayk Marutyan "National  Progress" - 18.89% of the votes. The "Mother Armenia" bloc was able  to secure the support of 15.43% of the votes. Thus, even if all three  political forces unite, they will still not have the required number  of votes in the Council of Elders.  The same applies to the ruling  "Civil Contract" party, which received 32.57% of the votes of Yerevan  residents. Now Civil Contract will have to make compromises with  other political forces that have entered the Council of Elders.

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 enter the Council, parties needed 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.    

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