During today’s session, the Central Electoral Commission of Armenia confirmed the dates of the elections of local self-government bodies. Armenia will hold elections in a number of cities of provinces through the proportional electoral procedure for the first time on March 14, September 26 and October 17, 2021.
Armenian News-NEWS.am asked Chairman of the Central Electoral Commission Tigran Mukuchyan how many cities and villages elections will be held in and on which of the confirmed dates the elections will be held. Armenian News-NEWS.am also asked how many cities (formerly regional centers) will elections be held through the proportional electoral procedure for the first time, but Mukuchyan failed to give a specific answer to the question since he didn’t know. “As a rule, this is reported 80 days before the vote. If snap elections are held, it is reported earlier. Unfortunately, the Commission doesn’t possess this information since those who have assumed the position don’t perform their immediate duties immediately. First, they need to get acquainted with the work, clarify the situation and draw up relevant documents, and this takes a lot of time. The whole process may last several weeks and even a month,” Mukuchyan said.