Budget expenditures for Armenia’s central electoral commission at about 1.3 billion drams in 2013

Budget expenditures for Armenia’s central electoral commission at about 1.3 billion drams in 2013

YEREVAN, May 29. /ARKA/. Budget expenditures for Armenia’s Central Electoral Commission amounted to about 1.3 billion drams in 2013, as compared to 1.9 billion planned (94.5%), the head of the Commission Tigran Mukuchyan reported.

Eighty percent of this amount was spent on salaries of the commission members who get minimum wages and head of commissions entitled to the double, Mukuchyan said at a 2013 budget performance sitting in the parliament.

The head of the commission reminded the presidential election, the Yerevan elders’ council election and local government elections were held during the reporting year.

Mukuchyan stressed the importance of seminars for commission members and reported that some 3,190 applications were received from Yerevan and the regions for taking training courses.

Some 2,074 citizens who completed the course were then included in electoral commissions, Mukuchyan said. Apart from thin, 16,000 people from 2,000 electoral precincts were trained during 20 days to ensure up-to-standard electoral process. –0--

10:40 29.05.2014

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