Voting in Yerevan. Photo by Tigran Petrosyan for the Caucasian Knot

24 September 2018, 14:08

"My Step" bloc wins elections to Council of Elders in Yerevan

The "My Step" bloc headed by comedian Hayk Marutyan gained 81.06% of the votes at the elections to the Council of Elders of Yerevan, the Central Election Commission (CEC) reported.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on September 23, the elections to the Council of Elders of Yerevan were held in the Armenian capital.

According to the preliminary information released by the CEC, 294,109 out of 370,300 voters gave their votes to the "My Step" bloc, which included the "Civil Contract" Party headed by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, the "Sputnik-Georgia" reports today.

The "Prosperous Armenia" Party gained 25,219 votes (6.95%), and the "Luys" bloc got 18,111 votes (4.99%). The latter, despite failing to gain the threshold of 8% mandatory for blocs, will enter the Council of Elders in accordance with the Electoral Code, which provides for the mandatory presence of three political forces in the Council of Elders. The turnout at the elections to the Council of Elders of Yerevan reached 43.65%, the CEC reported.

Thus, Hayk Marutyan, who headed the "My Step" bloc, will take the post of the Mayor of Yerevan, the "news.am" reports.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on September 24, 2018 at 08:59 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

All news

November 21, 2019 21:53

November 21, 2019 21:41

  • Shamil Khadulaev attacked in Dagestan

    Today, several persons have attacked Shamil Khadulaev, the head of the Dagestani Coordinating Council of NGOs, sources report. Shamil Khadulaev himself has confirmed the incident.

November 21, 2019 21:30

November 21, 2019 18:34

  • Zelimkhan Khangoshvili's family granted political asylum in Germany

    The German authorities granted refugee status to a widow and children of Zelimkhan Khangoshvili, a native of the Pankisi Gorge, who was killed in Berlin, Der Spiegel reported on November 20. Two nephews of Zelimkhan Khangoshvili were extradited from Sweden to Georgia, a brother of the killed man reported.

November 21, 2019 18:04

News archive