Armenia’s Opposition Examines Two Options For Proportional Election

ARMENIA’S OPPOSITION EXAMINES TWO OPTIONS FOR PROPORTIONAL ELECTION LIST – NEWSPAPER

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February 11, 2012 | 08:36

YEREVAN. – The opposition Armenian National Congress (ANC) continues
to discuss the principles for forming its proportional election list
for the upcoming parliamentary elections, Zhoghovurd daily writes.

“According to Zhoghovurd’s information, primarily two alternatives
are brought forward: Either to form the list on the [political] party
principle, or in the order of recognized individuals. The small parties
want for the list to be formed on the principle of party affiliation,
so that man-party leaders can easily become MPs. But the overwhelming
majority does not agree with this option. ANC believes this would be
unfair, as non-party-affiliate figures, former political prisoners,
and many others have done lot more in these years than the chairmen
of some [political] parties,” Zhoghovurd writes.

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