Local self-government elections are expected to be held in the towns of several provinces of Armenia on December 5, and one of those towns is Vedi town of Ararat Province.

According to Armenian Times newspaper, the ruling Civil Contract Party’s candidate is former governor of Ararat Province and current Head of the State Property Management Committee Garik Sargsyan.

The authorities took a rather prudent step by nominating Sargsyan in Vedi since he is originally from Martuni, and as is known, most of the residents of Vedi are originally from Martuni.