// IP Marketing video - START// IP Marketing video - END

Armenia’s YELQ vows financial aid as it seeks to root out vote buying

Armenia’s YELQ vows financial aid as it seeks to root out vote buying

PanARMENIAN.Net - YELQ bloc on Monday, May 8 promised support to the socially vulnerable residents of Yerevan who will declare in a letter to the City Hall that they haven’t taken election bribes in the municipal elections, slated for Sunday.

According to Nikol Pashinyan, who runs for the mayor’s post, the bloc is planning to add a new article in the city budget in the event of securing a majority in the City Council.

The socially vulnerable residents, according to the new proposal, will receive AMD 15,000 (apx. $31) each, which Pashinyan said will help “get rid of the vote-buying practice.”

According to YELQ’s own estimates, some AMD 3 billion could be necessary to cover all such costs, Armtimes.com says.

Three parties participate in elections. The ruling Republican Party’s proportional list is headed by current mayor Taron Margaryan; 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 recently announced the Yerkir Tsirani (Land of Apricot) party, will head its list.

 Top stories
“The coalition agreement clearly states that the right to nominate the prime minister belongs to the majority,” Aghvan Vardanyan said.
“Zakir Hasanov stands out with platoon commander-level knowledge which he has demonstrated on a number of occasions,” Hovhannisyan said.
Unlike opposition political figures, Bostanjyan does see positive changes in the 10 years that Sargsyan has been at the helm of the country.
“The document has already been pre-signed, and there is political agreement for sealing the deal. This is the biggest guarantee,” Torosyan said.
Partner news