YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The Yerevan organization of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation had nominated one candidate for prefect and 52 candidates for members of councils of elders. Representative of the ARF’s Yerevan regional organization Arsen Safarian said that according to preliminary data–9 ARF representatives have been elected to the councils of elders; 5 in Avan; 3 in Arabkir and 1 in Ajapniak.
Safarian also said that the ARF organizations of the Malatya-Sebastia and Shengavit districts appealed the election outcomes in these districts as they deem doubtful the unprecedented voter turnout at some polling stations. In particular–there was a more than 80 percent turnout reported at some polling stations in Malatya-Sebastia.
ARF did not officially support any of the independent candidates for prefects in Yerevan–although in some communities the regional organizations of the ARF did cooperate with independent candidates.