YEREVAN, January 22. /ARKA/. Mayor of the second biggest Armenian city, Giumry, member of Prosperous Armenia party Samvel Balasanyan will support Serzh Sargsyan in the upcoming elections for president, Novosti-Armenia reported.
Balasanyan said Monday he respects the decision of his party not to run for presidency and not to support any of the nominees, yet, himself personally, he decided to support re-election of Sargsyan.
“I made this decision taking into account the care Sargsyan showed towards problems of Giumry. The future plants will also be implemented if Sargsyan is re-elected”, Balasanyan said.
Armenian presidential elections are scheduled for February 18. The elections campaign will start January 21 and will continue till February 16, 24:00.
Eight nominees have been registered to run for Armenia’s president: current president Serzh Sargsyan, former prime minister and leader of Freedom party Hrant Bagratyan, former foreign minister and head of Heritage party Raffi Hovhannisyan, famous Soviet dissident and leader of National Self-Determination party Paruyr Hayrikyan, ex foreign minister of Karabakh Arman Melikyan, political scientist and head of Radio Hay Andrias Ghukasyan, philologist Vardan Sedrakyan and leader of National Consent party Aram Harutinyan. –0--