YEREVAN VICE-MAYOR FOR REMOVAL OF STREET STANDS IN ARMENIA'S CAPITAL

Tert.am
31.10.11

Acting Mayor of Yerevan Taron Margaryan talked to journalists after
an economic conference of the Republican Party of Armenia (RPA).

He noted that he is for removal of street stands in Yerevan. Yerevan
ex-mayor Karen Karapetyan launched the program.

As regards Mr. Karapetyan's resignation, Margaryan expressed the
confidence that he had no personal reasons. The RPA Council, together
with President Serzh Sargsyan, will appoint the next mayor. He has
not seen the lists of candidates.

"Anyone may see himself as mayor. I say again, I am a RPA member and
it is up to the RPA to decide which of the candidates will hold the
post," Margaryan said.

As to whether he will accept the party's proposal to fill the post
Margaryan said: "If the party decides, everything will be clear."

As regards the rumors that Mr. Karapetyan's decision on removal of
street stands was the reason for his resignation, Margaryan said: "Mr.

Karapetyan explained the reason for his resignation. Other talks are
ungrounded. As vice-mayor I am for removal of street stands. We must
implement this program."