Armenia’s Set to Win Seats in Georgia’s Parliamentary Elections

YEREVAN (ArmRadio)–An Armenian Member of the Georgian Parliament Tuesday told reporters that he expects at least two Armenians to be elected in Georgia’s upcoming Parliamentary Elections scheduled for May 21.
"Probably, 2 to 4 Armenian Deputies will be elected," said Georgian MP Shirak Torosyan, who is also the president of the Javakhk Compatriotic Union.
This year’s parliamentary elections are different, however, he noted. According to a new law, candidates running for parliament in single-mandate constituencies can no longer register their candidacy without the nomination of a political party.
"In these conditions people concerned about the socio-economic issues of Javakhk’s Armenia’s could not register their candidacy because no political force agreed to nominate them," he explained.
Torosyan also discussed recent statemen’s made by Georgia’s Ambassador to Armenia Revaz Gachechiladze regarding an upcoming UN resolution reaffirming Georgian territorial integrity.
He explained that Georgia’s envoy in Armenia last week demanded that official Yerevan vote in favor of the Georgian drafted resolution on the "Status of the Forcefully Displaced Persons during the Georgian-Abkhazian Conflict."
The resolution deman’s the recognition of the territorial integrity of Georgia, he added. But on March 14, Georgia voted in favor of a similar resolution on Azeri territorial integrity presented by Azerbaijan.
Shirak said that he hopes that those responsible for the foreign policy of Armenia will the right decision and vote based on what is in the interests of Armenia.


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