ONLY ARMENIAN OLIGARCH COULD CONVINCE MP TO AGAIN RUN IN PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS
- YEREVAN. - The ruling coalition's Republican Party of Armenia's (RPA) businessman MP and the Football Federation of Armenia President Ruben Hayrapetyan will not run with the majority election system in the upcoming parliamentary elections. Furthermore, if he is included in RPA's proportional election list, he will put down his MP mandate. Hayrapetyan himself stated this, during a press conference on Thursday, and quoted President and RPA leader Serzh Sargsyan's words that the businessmen will not be included in the list.
Ruben Hayrapetyan also informed that his very hectic schedule was the reason for changing his mind and not vying for a parliamentary seat once again.
Also, as per the MP, the development of Armenian football and the duties of an MP are incompatible. And the President has put before him the task of developing Armenian football and to pass the World Cup qualifying stage.
Ruben Hayrapetyan added that even though he will not contend in the parliamentary elections, he will use all his levers and capabilities for the sake of his party and its nominees.
But he also noted that the sole person who could convince him to change his mind and run in the elections is his best friend, his much loved and respected businessman MP, Samvel Aleksanyan.
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- 1854 England, France, and Turkey, declare war on Russia.
- 1862 Birth of Grigoris Galemkarian in Constantinople, media historian, linguist, bibliographer and member of the Mkhitarist Congregation in Vienna.
- 1869 Birth of Vaseelee Bartold in St. Petersburg, oriental studies scholar and academician. Many of his studies are devoted to Armenian subjects. In the Encyclopedia of Islam, he published a series of articles on mediaeval Armenian cities.
- 1880 First publication of the "Crown" (weekly) in Yerevan. Vasak Papaganyan is the editor.
- 1891 Death of writer Khachatur Meessakyan.
- 1907 Death of Hambardzoom Alatjatjyan, the editor of "Poonj" daily.
- 1920 Opening of the Jury Court in Yerevan.
- 1921 Soghomon Tehlirian executes Talaat Pasha in his hiding place in Berlin (Germany). Talaat was one of the perpetrators of the 1915 Armenian Genocide which killed about one million Armenians. Tehlirian was tried and found innocent of murder because of the nature of the person he killed. Despite this, today, Talaat is revered in Turkey.
- 1924 Yerevan's cotton factory starts operations.
- 1935 Birth of Leonid Yengibaryan (circus actor). He died in 1972.
- 1954 The first group of Armenia's "komsomols" go to work Kazakhstan's new agricultural lands.
- 1959 Fifth election of the Armenian Supreme Council.