ARMENIA'S OMBUDSMAN OFFICE RECEIVES 160 MESSAGES
- YEREVAN. - On May 6 Armenia's Ombudsman office received 160 messages about election violations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Earlier the office reported about complaints mainly referring to disappearing stamps in passports and bribery cases, in addition there was gathering of people at the polling stations.
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.
- 1959 Death, in Moscow, of Vagharsh Vagharshyan (actor). He was born in 1894.
- 1961 Celebration of the Establishment of Soviet Power in Armenia and the 40th Anniversary of the creation of the Armenian Communist Party.