A memorandum of cooperation will be signed Saturday between the Balasanyan Bloc and Armenia’s ruling Civil Contract Party (CCP). Vahan Hunanyan, a candidate for the Gyumri Council of Elders from the aforesaid bloc, told about this to Armenian News-NEWS.am.
He added that, Vardges Samsonyan, who heads the electoral list of the Balasanyan Bloc, will be nominated Gyumri mayoral candidate.
As a result of the local elections on October 17, the Gyumri city government will be formed by the Balasanyan Bloc, the CCP, the former ruling Republican Party of Armenia, the Zartonk (Awakening) National Christian Party, and the Country to Live party.
But none of these political forces can form the city’s government on their own, as the number of votes they received in the elections are not enough to get more than half of the 33 seats in the Gyumri municipal council to single-handedly administer over the city. This means that the city government in Gyumri shall be formed on the basis of a coalition.