Arrested Haykakan Zhamanak Editor registers as candidate for MP

Editor of Haykakan Zhamanak daily, currently being under arrest,
registered as candidate for MP

2009-12-05 19:30:00

ArmInfo. Nikol Pashninyan, Editor of Haykakan Zhamanak (Armenian Time)
daily, who is currently in custody under the case on mass disorders of
March 1 2008, has been registered as a candidate for Armenian MP by
the election committee No10.

Press-secretary of the Central Electoral Commission of Armenia Tatev
Ohanyan told ArmInfo correspondent that Leader of the Marxist Party of
Armenia David Hakobyan, Chairman of the Union of Political experts
Hmayak Hovhannisyan, and member of National Unity Party Ara Simonyan
are also registered as candidates for MPs.

To recall, the Central Electoral Commission took a decision to hold
by-election at the constituency No10 after Khachatur Sukiassyan, a
supporter of the first president of Armenia Levon Ter-Petrossyan, had
withdrawn from his deputy mandate. The by-election will be held on 10
Jan 2010.

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