YREVAN. – The daily Hraparak of Armenia writes: Yesterday [ex-President] Robert Kocharyan has announced that they will run for good in the Yerevan municipal elections. “We will find a candidate who will be acceptable and noticeable to the people of Yerevan”, [he said].
According to our information, the days of expression of the dismissal of [now former mayor of Yerevan] Hayk Marutyan, when there were rumors that they could go to early elections in Yerevan, given that the Council of Elders will not elect a new mayor, political forces discussed the issue of new elections .
the [opposition] Block “Armenia” [led by Robert Kocharyan] examined the candidacy of [former] the president’s youngest son, Levon Kocharyan, who was number 50 on the [aforesaid bloc’s] N / A [(National Assembly)] [snap election] electoral list. L. Kocharyan told us that they had not had such a discussion, and about his candidacy he said: “As long as there are no elections scheduled, I consider it wrong. and inopportune to talk about all this.
However, in all likelihood there will be no early elections. [in Yerevan]. The second president also spoke about it at the press conference yesterday. “I think the authorities would have gone to the polls if they had had a little confidence that they would win in Yerevan. They did not go. [to the polls] because they realize that they will have a serious problem in Yerevan and that they cannot apply the same model in the capital as they did in Vanadzor, Goris or elsewhere. The capital has always been more rebellious “, [Robert Kocharyan said].