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Republican Party cannot ban businessmen from running in single-mandate districts

15:12, 05.03.2012 Region: Armenia Theme: Politics

YEREVAN.- The Republican Party of Armenia does not consider necessary to ban businessmen from running for parliament seats in single-mandate districts, MP Hovhannes Sahakyan told journalists on Monday.

The RPA political council considers that shifting to completely proportional election system is premature.

“Therefore the party can decide on supporting certain candidates in single-mandate districts,” he added.

Nevertheless, the proportional list of the party will not include candidates known as businessmen.

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