HAK CANDIDATE CONSIDERS OEK CANDIDATE OPPONENT
Leader of the "Democratic Way Party" Manuel Gasparyan, who is running in the parliamentary elections through the majoritarian electoral order at precinct N 3, says he expects to receive 50% of the votes, if the elections are fair.
Ashot Tonoyan is the candidate of Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) in this precinct. The Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) has nominated Artur Stepanyan, while the "Country of Law" Party (OEK0 has nominated deputy leader of the party Mher Shahgeldyan.
Manuel Gasparyan, who is supported by the Armenian National Congress (HAK), considers Mher Shahgeldyan one of his opponents who "has been politically active to this day".
Manuel Gasparyan says he doesn't believe in the authorities' declarations on holding free and fair elections, but hopes that this time the people won't sell their votes.
If elected deputy, the leader of the party will first raise the issue of making amendments to the Electoral Code.
"I think it is absurd to set the electoral pawn at 1 million drams for the majoritarian electoral order. We have to improve the electoral code," said Gasparyan.
Manuel Gasparyan is running at precinct N 3, which includes the Kanaker-Zeytun district in its entirety and a part of the 1st mass of the Nor-Nork district.
- 1903 Birth of Ashot Abrahamian, doctor of historical sciences (history of fountains and springs), and professor.
- 1907 Birth of the creator of some of the more famous types of Armenian brandy: Margar Sedrakian.
- 1909 Start of the massacre of the Armenian population of Adana (Cilicia, Western Armenia). About 30000 were killed in three weeks.
- 1962 The CC of the Armenian CP and the Council of Ministers of the Armenian SSR reorganize agriculture in the Armenian SSR. They create 11 territorial production administrations for kolkhozes (collective farm) and sovkhozes (state farm).