Campaign for Yerevan’s Council of Elders elections kicks off today
The campaign of the Yerevan’s Council of Elders elections starts today, on April 21, with three political forces set to participate in municipal elections to be held on May 14.
To remind, the party list of the ruling Republican Party is headed by the acting Yerevan Mayor Taron Margaryan. Apart from the ruling party, two oppositions forces - Yelq (Exit) bloc headed by Nikol Pashinyan and the newly established Yerkir Tsirani (Land of Apricot) party headed by Zaruhi Postanjyan will vie for 65 seats in Yerevan’s Council of Elders that will elect a new city mayor.
Panorama.am talked to representatives of the political forces to learn about their upcoming plans. Candidate of Yerevan Council member from “Yelq” alliance Tigran Avinyan informed the alliance is set to start its campaign from “Yeritasardakan” metro station with a march to Northern Avenue, where a concert-rally is scheduled, featuring a rock band.
Avinyan stressed “Yelq” will come up with innovative campaign to be carried out in all administrative districts of the capital city, starting from Avan.
Spokesperson at Yerkir Tsirani party Sona Aghekyan informed the political force will launch its campaign with a cycling event on Friday to start from Liberty Square at 17:00.
Aghekyan added the party will provide updates on campaign program on daily basis. In her words, Zaruhi Postanjyan, who heads the party list and is the candidate for the mayoral post, is about to participate in all meetings with electors in Yerevan.
Naira Nahapetyan, candidate for a Council’s member from the ruling Republican party informed, the party will hold district meetings attended by acting mayor Taron Margaryan.
“We look to having sincere meetings and interactions with Yerevan residents, since that is important to present them the work done and receive feedback,” Nahapetyan said, adding no concerts and demonstrations are planned in the scope of the current campaign.
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