YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The Armavir regional electoral commission Tuesday accepted a petition for Vahan Hovanessian’s candidacy in upcoming open-seat parliamentary elections in Armenia. Hovanessian is a representative of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation and a member of the party’s Executive Council of Armenia. As of Tuesday–200 signatures were collected. A minimum of 500 is required for registration as a candidate. The complete signature form was scheduled to be submitted Wednesday. Yerevan Mayor Vano Siradeghian is also considering a run for the same seat.