Hovannisian to challenge constitutionality of Electoral Code

Hovannisian to challenge constitutionality of Electoral Code

PanARMENIAN.Net - Legal adviser of Heritage party leader Raffi Hovannisian headquarters Karen Mezhlumyan will appeal to the Constitutional Court to challenge the constitutionality of Article 18 part 5 of Armenia’s Electoral Code.

Heritage board vice president Armen Martirosyan told a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter that Hovannisian addressed the administrative court against the Central Election Commission (CEC), with the lawsuit, however, rejected.

Hovannisian addressed the administrative court with a demand to announce CEC’s Feb 25 decision invalid. He urged the CEC to include the costs of president-elect Serzh Sargsyan’s over 1600 election headquarters and posters in former candidate’s campaign expenses Earlier, Armen Martirosyan issued an appeal to the CEC, urging to announce Serzh Sargsyan’s candidacy invalid. The appeal was rejected.

Meanwhile, under the Article 5 of Armenian Electoral Code, the candidates, parties running in proportional electoral system, as well as political blocs may set up election headquarters, which can’t be located in state and local government buildings. The posters on campaign headquarters are not considered printed promotional materials, unless they include direct calls and unless each poster area exceeds 6 square meters

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