Prosperous Armenia MP Naira Zohrabyan is frankly surprised that, in covering Sunday’s municipal elections in the northern Armenian city of Ijevan, the press is presenting exaggerated stories (on vote buying and the like), which she says are untrue.
“All that took place was the Ijevan mayoral election. And Ijevan residents with an advantage of 1,685 votes, gave its 5,044-strong vote of confidence to our party member. I am once again convinced that in not only Armenian mythology, but also Armenian politics, the most acceptable fairy tale is The Death of Kikos,” she said.
As for the incidents that took place during elections, the MP said that every election implies a certain amount of tension.
Zohrabyan said that regarding the incidents, police already explained that two men were called in for questioning on suspicion of vote buying; however, they were later released without charges. The MP asserted, she doesn’t even know on whose side the two men who were detained were.
Recall, Prosperous Armenia candidate Vardan Ghalumyan won yesterday’s election, beating HHK-affiliated incumbent Varuzhan Nersisyan.