YEREVAN. – Hraparak daily of Armenia writes: The press writes about the donors during the February 25 fundraiser [for the YES campaign in the forthcoming referendum on constitutional amendments], whereas the ruling party continues to keep their [respective] list secret. It was written that [tycoon and ex-MP] Samvel Aleksanyan transferred $20,000.
[Ex-President] Serzh Sargsyan's brother's close friend Gabriel Jemberji, elite buildings’ constructor Armen Mkoyan, Sargis Tadevosyan, the in-law of [former ruling] RPA ex-MP Nahapet Gevorgyan (...), were also present and provided money.
The Moscow-based very rich man from is a fellow villager of Garik Sargsyan, the Governor of Ararat Province; he participated [in this fundraiser] at his invitation. At the time there were rumors that Sargsyan became the village mayor with his support. We were told that he donated about $10,000 [to the fundraiser].