Will Artur Vanetsyan run for mayor of Yerevan?

Armenia –

The Homeland Party has not yet discussed the participation of its leader, Artur Vanetsyan, in the Yerevan mayor elections.

On Wednesday's interview with Armenian News-NEWS.am, party spokesman Sos Hakobyan commented on rumors that Artur Vanetsyan will quit his parliamentary seat and run for Yerevan City Council seat.

There is still time for that, according to the spokesperson. It is not even clear yet whether these elections will be regular or extraordinary. "So at the moment we are busy with other things. We're working on a strategy where the mayoral election is not a priority. There are no discussions and decisions on this yet," Hakobyan said.

If the capital's elections are regular, they should be held in September next year.  

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS