Georgi Petroissian Announces Candidacy

STEPANAKERT (ANIS)–Former Karabakh Parliament Speaker and Armenian Revolutionary Federation leader Georgi Petrossian Monday announced his candidacy–on behalf of the ARF–for the position of Stepanakert community supervisor.

Elections for local community posts are scheduled for later this month through the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. The ARF announced last week that it would introduce candidates for each open position throughout the country.

In his announcement speech–Petrossian outlined the reasons promoting the ARF to take an active role in the community elections and emphasized key points in the ARF’s position regarding socio-economic reforms in Karabakh.

He added that the upcoming elections would serve as an expression of freedom of choice and will for the entire population of Karabakh.

Petrossian stressed that the ARF organization in Karabakh was committed to ensuring the fair election process–adding that the issue would be discussed in length in an extraordinary Regional Convention of the ARF in Karabakh–scheduled to convene Tuesday.

"Our participation in the elections is not self-serving. Our aim is not to seek leadership–but rather to create a civic society–whereby each citizen can express his/her will–energy and commitment," explained Petrossian.

"Unfortunately–other political parties or organizations are not thinking in that direction. Thus–the ARF is the only party which is taking part in the elections in an organized and pan-organizational manner," added Petrossian.

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