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Armenian parties launch campaigns for Yerevan elections

Armenian parties launch campaigns for Yerevan elections

PanARMENIAN.Net - The Armenian political forces running for Yerevan City Council launched election campaigns on Friday, April 21, set to wrap them up on May 12.

Three parties participate in elections. The ruling Republican Party’s proportional list is headed by current mayor Taron Margaryan; opposition lawmaker Nikol Pashinyan, who was recently re-elected to the National Assembly, tops the list of YELQ bloc; while 5th Convocation National Assembly lawmaker Zaruhi Postanjyan, who announced the Yerkir Tsirani (Land of Apricot) party several weeks ago, will head its list. Municipal elections are slated for May 14.

RPA launched its campaign with the motto “In the name of Yerevan,” with Margaryan and other candidates set to start from Erebuni district.

Also Friday, YELQ bloc will stage a march, while Yerkir Tsirani will hold a bicycle rally.

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