Overshadowed by violence and political persecutions—and marred by rampant bribery and falsification—the recent parliamentary elections demonstrated yet again the ruling party’s incapacity to organize free, fair and legal elections.
So as not to divide and dilute the voice of our people, the Heritage party has decided not to contest the upcoming election for Yerevan City Council. Instead it wishes well to all candidates who take part in fair and lawful competition and respect the free expression of the Armenian citizen’s will. Heritage furthermore extends its solidarity to its opposition colleagues.
For the sake of the Capital and the Republic entire, in reality it is imperative that Mr. Margaryan and his party themselves become the honest, law-abiding opposition throughout the land—and beginning from Yerevan.
As for us, we shall have the chance to talk after the elections.
Raffi K. Hovannisian
Chairman of the Board
The Heritage Party
11 April 2017