SOCIOLOGIST: ARMENIAN REPUBLICAN AND PROSPEROUS ARMENIA PARTIES TO BE 1ST AND 2ND IN PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS

ARMENPRESS
JANUARY 31, 2011
YEREVAN

YEREVAN, JANUARY 31, ARMENPRESS: The results of the upcoming
parliamentary elections will be conditioned by party alliances and by
the foreign political situation, Chairman of the Armenian Sociological
Association Gevorg Poghosyan said today at a meeting with journalists.

According to him, their organization has implemented a social polling,
which has involved 1000 people from all provinces and Yerevan. The
sociologist did not publicize the numbers, as the client, who is a
European company, did not wish to publicize the data.

"We have conducted the polling in December-January, and according to
our data, in the upcoming parliamentary elections the first two places
will be occupied by the Armenian Republican and Prosperous Armenia
Parties, the third and fourth places - by the Armenian Revolutionary
Federation, Armenian National Congress and Peoples Party," Mr.
Poghosyan said.

According to him, the electoral campaign has not started yet from the
viewpoint of the elector, and the centralization of the constituency
will start 1-2 months before the elections. "The attitude of our
population toward the electoral process is mainly stable," Mr.
Poghosyan pointed out, adding that the sociology, nevertheless, is
not an exact science and the data can be changed before the electoral
period. According to the sociologist, the political activeness in
Yerevan is considerably higher than in provinces.

Referring to the talks, according to which Tigran Karpetyan can
take the votes of the Armenian National Congress, Mr. Poghosyan did
not exclude it, and speaking of staff changes taking place in the
leadership, he noted that they can positively refer to the reputation
of the ruling parties, particularly, of the Armenian Republican Party.




From: A. Papazian