28 PROSPEROUS ARMENIA PARTY MEMBERS PRESENT FORMAL MP-MANDATE-WITHDRAWAL REQUESTS TO CEC
- YEREVAN. - A total of 28 MP candidates, who are included in the Prosperous Armenia Party's (PAP) proportional election list, submitted Thursday to the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) petitions for withdrawal from their parliamentary mandates, which they had received as a result of the May 6 National Assembly elections, a CEC official told Armenian News-NEWS.am.
But the official did not inform as to which candidates presented such formal requests, maintaining that the data are still being entered.
As Armenian News-NEWS.am informed earlier, 67 MP candidates, who are included in the Republican Party of Armenia's (RPA) proportional election list, also submitted on the same day such petitions to the CEC.
These MP candidates include Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan—who heads the RPA's proportional list—, PM Tigran Sargsyan, and capital city Yerevan Mayor Taron Margaryan.
And earlier, Republic Party leader Aram Sargsyan, Armenian National Congress leader and Armenia's First President Levon Ter-Petrosyan, National Security Council Secretary and Orinats Yerkir (Rule of Law) Party (RLP) Chairman Arthur Baghdasaryan, Agriculture Minister and RLP member Sergo Karapetyan, Emergency Situations Minister and RLP member Armen Yeritsyan, and Larisa Alaverdyan from the Heritage Party likewise had submitted such petitions.
In case of such withdrawals, the parliamentary mandate is given to the next MP candidate in the proportional-election list of the given political force.
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