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Armenia’s opposition bloc to have representatives in each poling station

Armenia Materials 3 May 2012 17:07 (UTC +04:00)
The opposition Armenian National Congress (ANC) bloc will have one representative in each polling station during the May 6 parliamentary elections.
Armenia’s opposition bloc to have representatives in each poling station

The opposition Armenian National Congress (ANC) bloc will have one representative in each polling station during the May 6 parliamentary elections, News.am reported.

Talking to journalists on Thursday, ANC member Arshak Banuchyan said it would be a mechanism of struggling against bribes.

Arshak Banuchyan is running for parliament in N11 electoral district. His opponents are Grigor Margaryan from Republican Party, Heghine Bisharyan from Orinats Yerkir and two independent candidates Manvel Yeghiazaryan and Karen Smbatyan.

Eight political parties and one block have presented their nominations - Republican Party of Armenian, Prosperous Armenia Party, Orinats Yerkir, opposition Armenian National Congress, opposition Heritage Party, ARF Dashnaktsutyun, the Communist Party of Armenia, Democratic Party of Armenia and United Armenians Party.

For entering the National Assembly, parties must poll over 5% of votes, while blocks - over 7%.

The election campaign will be held till May 5 - the day prior to elections when campaigning is banned. The parliamentary elections will be held from 8 am to 8 pm on May 6, 2012.

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