ELECTION CAMPAIGN OF CANDIDATES PRETENDING ON NA DEPUTY VACANT MANDATE FROM ELECTORAL DISTRICT N 17 LAUNCHED
JU LY 21
The election campaign of candidates registered for taking part in
the National Assembly deputy by-election by the majoritarian system
to be held on August 24 at electoral district N 17 is launched from
July 21. It will last until August 22.
As Noyan Tapan correspondent was informed by Armen Margarian, the
Chairman of the above mentioned electoral district, the decision
on candidates’ registration was made at the commission’s July 20
sitting. The candidates can enjoy the self-withdrawal right until
Two candidates will run for the elections, Hovik Abrahamian, the
Head of the RA President’s Administration, a member of the RPA
leading body nominated by the decision of the RPA executive body,
and non-partisan, enemployed Grisha Virabian nominated by civil
initiative. It should be mentioned that the third candidate nominated
at the same electoral district, Hrant Khachatrian, the Founding
Chairman of the Constitutional Law Union, currently non-partisan,
unemployed, nominated at the same electoral district officially
refused to take part in further campaign on July 10.
The holding of by-election at electoral district N 17 is due to
pre-term stopping of deputy authorities of H. Abrahamian’s brother,
Henrik Abrahamian, the only rival of which in the May 12, 2007
parliamentary elections was again G. Virabian.