7 CANDIDATES NOMINATED FOR NA DEPUTY BY-ELECTIONS AT YEREVAN ELECTORAL DISTRICT N 10

NOYAN TAPAN
NOVEMBER 2, 2009
YEREVAN

YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 2, NOYAN TAPAN. Seven candidates were nominated
in the established term, until November 1, 18:00, for the NA deputy
by-elections by majority system at Yerevan electoral district N 10
to be held on January 10.

As NT correspondent was informed by district electoral commission
Chairwoman Silva Markosian, non-partisans, Haykakan Zhamanak
newspaper's editor-in-chief Nikol Pashinian accused of organization
of the 2008 March events, former NA deputy, Chairman of the Union
of Political Scientists Hmayak Hovhannisian, former NA deputy and
former RA Minister of Transport and Communication Eduard Madatian,
Zhamants LTD's Director Vladimir Kostanian, ARFD member, unemployed
Rafael Ayvazian were nominated by the self-nomination order. Head of
the National Unity Party legal department, NUP member Ara Simonian
and leader of the Marxist Party David Hakobian were nominated by
their parties' decisions.

The deadline of introducing registration documents to the district
electoral commission is November 26. Candidates' registration will
be done from December 1 to December 6.

It should be mentioned that the Armenian National Congress headed by
first RA President Levon Ter-Petrosian made a statement to support
the candidature of N. Pashinian being currently imprisoned.

To recap, the deputy powers of Khachatur Sukiasian elected in the
2007 parliamentary elections from electoral district N 10 were stopped
ahead of the schedule according to the application on resignation.