YEREVAN. – Hraparak daily of Armenia writes: The election campaign for the election of the CC [i.e., ruling Civil Contract Party] [new] board members was supposed to start yesterday, on August 18.
The charter of the party says that a month before the [party] congress, the members of the board shall start a campaign within the party domain. And a tradition has been formed at the CC: they form an online platform, the candidates present their visions, they are asked questions, etc.
After that process, a rating vote is held, and the CC members who received the most votes become members of the CC governing body.
Yesterday, however, the start of the campaign was not given. Our CC sources said that there are some organizational issues.
And is it possible there might not be a campaign like the previous years, as such, whoever gathers votes for himself as he can? "Nothing is ruled out," our source said.
By the way, we also learned that the CC has not elected councils in several areas, which it should have done a month before the September 18 congress. For example, [party] councils have not been formed in Goris, Masis [cities]; they will be elected later, and therefore the makeup of these councils cannot participate in board elections—as electors.