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Yes, arresting Tsarukyan will improve the condition of the people, improve the social and economic situation, increase salaries, and so on. Daniel Ioannisyan, program director of the "Union of Informed Citizens" NGO, wrote this on Facebook, commenting on the arresting of Gagik Tsarukyan—chairman of the opposition Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP), MP, and business tycoon.

"Let me explain how. By trying the person who buys votes, we reduce the risk of its recurrence in the future. Vote buying is a form of electoral fraud. And elections are rigged in order to take over the goods of the people—with a group of persons.

If elections are not rigged in the future, the goods of the people will remain with the people.

"That’s why those who are engaged in electoral fraud must be tried so that they no longer take over the goods of the people in that way," Ioannisyan added.

As reported earlier, the Court of General Jurisdiction of Yerevan on Friday granted the National Security Service’s petition to remand Gagik Tsarukyan in custody.

Tsarukyan has been charged with orchestrating vote buying. But he does not accept the charge and says it is illegal.

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