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The alliance of the prime minister of Armenia has won elections to city council of Yerevan - RIA Novosti, 9/24/2018


YEREVAN, 24 Sep — RIA Novosti. The pre-election block "My Step" which includes the Civil Contract party led by the prime minister of Armenia Nicol Pashinyan has won elections to the Council of Elders (City Council) of Yerevan, having collected 81,06% of votes, data of the Central Electoral Commission.© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pyatakov demonstrate to Pass into an image bank Guterres called transfer of power in Armenia "a fantastic example" Agrees to the results of calculation of bulletins published on the website by the CEC from all 475 sites, 294 109 of 370,3 thousand voters have voted for the My Step block. The second place was taken by the Prospering Armenia party led by the large Armenian businessman Gagik Tsarukyan — 6,95% (25219 voices), the third — the Light block — 4,99% (18112). The appearance on the elections which have taken place on Sunday has made 43,65%. 12 parties and blocks fought for places in the City Council. According to the law on local government, in Yerevan the mayor of the capital is elected by the Council of Elders consisting of 65 members. If following the results of elections to the City Council one of parties receives more than 50% of places, then the candidate heading it the list is considered the elected mayor. If the candidate doesn't meet the qualifying standards, refuses a post or if any party doesn't receive more than 50% of places in the Council of Elders, the mayor is elected by a ballot of members of council. On a post of the city's mayor from Civil Contract party will put forward the comedy actor Ike Marutyan. The party participated in elections in the My Step block. The Prospering Armenia party presented in parliament by the second-large parliamentary fraction "Tsarukyan" has proposed the candidate for the deputy Naira Zograbyan. "Light Armenia" and the "Republic" entering into parliamentary fraction "Elk" (Outcome) have acted as the Light block and have put forward on a post of the mayor Minister of Justice Artak Zeynalyan. Among other political forces participating in elections — Reform party, parties "Naslediye", "Ayk" (Aykazun), "A democratic way", "Orinats еркир" (The country of legality), Dashnaktsutyun and "Erkir of a tsirana" (The country of an apricot) and also Yerevan Society and Erevantsa blocks. © RIA Novosti / Sergey Guneev to Pass into an image bank of the Relation with Armenia develop in all directions, I have told Putindlya elections in the Council of Elders to parties it is necessary to gain at least 6%, and to party blocks — 8%. In this case they go to the City Council, receive deputy mandates and create party fractions in the City Council. Nevertheless, according to the electoral code, to the City Council there have to go three parties or the block, therefore, political force which has taken the third place in elections will receive mandates irrespective of the collected votes. The former mayor of Yerevan Taron Margaryan has announced abdication on July 9 after the protest actions with the requirement of his resignation. Opponents of the city's mayor accused him of poor control. Besides, on the Internet the movie about a great fortune and Margaryan's real estate has been laid out.

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