ARFD Member Albert Ajemian: Foundation Of Government Decentralizatio

ARFD MEMBER ALBERT AJEMIAN: FOUNDATION OF GOVERNMENT DECENTRALIZATION PRINCIPLE IS LAID DOWN BY YEREVAN COUNCIL OF ELDERS ELECTIONS

NOYAN TAPAN
MAY 4, 2009
YEREVAN

The reforms carried out in Yerevan so far had a local communal
nature: asphalting, planting of greenery, etc.: now elaboration and
implementation of strategic programs is already necessary.

Albert Ajemian taking the second place on ARFD Yerevan Council of
Elders elections electoral roll expressed such an opinion at the
May 4 meeting with party supporters. In his words, the foundation of
government decentralization principle is for the first time laid down
by Yerevan Council of Elders elections of May 31.

"Besides, Council of Elders consisting of 165 people comes to replace
the power of one person, Mayor," A. Ajemian said. In his words, the
other positive peculiarity of Council of Elders elections is that it
provides participation of Yerevan residents in the issue of city’s
government. The next positive circumstance, as A. Ajemian recorded,
is the "politicized and ideologized" nature of the May 31 elections,
which is expressed by presence of political forces’ proportional
lists and programs.

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