There is a heated battle within the ruling Civil Contract Party (CCP) of Armenia. Artur Hovhannisyan, secretary of the ruling majority "Civil Contract" (CC) Faction of the National Assembly (NA), told about this to reporters Friday in the NA.

Commenting on the press reports that there is a heated battle in the provincial council elections within the CCP, they have split into various wings, and are battling against each other in these elections, Hovhannisyan said. "Inter-party elections within the CC are always very heated. They are carried out according to democratic principles, and in that sense, yes, they are heated. As for splitting into wings, there is no such thing. Whoever ‘threw’ such a thing into the news arena is lying."