Congress pre-electoral mission to Armenia meets with Vice-Prime Minister Armen Gevorgyan

04.05.2009 – On the first day of their visit, the Congress pre-electoral mission to Armenia met with Armen Gevorgyan, Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Territorial Administration. He stressed that the first elections to the City Council of Yerevan, scheduled for 31 May, play a crucial role in the political development of the country and can serve as an example for other municipalities in Armenia. “These elections, which are the result of a long and intensive cooperation with the Congress, are an important step towards strengthening local democracy, also because Yerevan represents one third of the Armenian population,” he said.

The three-member delegation also discussed the elections’ preparations with Garegin Azaryan, Head of the Central Electoral Commission, as well as with representatives of the Heritage Party, who alerted the delegation of possible irregularities during the elections.

In addition, Congress members met with representatives of the A1+ TV Channel, to discuss the freedom of the media and the media role in the election process.