RPA collects citizens’ passports in Ashtarak town - paper

RPA collects citizens’ passports in Ashtarak town - paper

PanARMENIAN.Net - According to Yerkir paper, the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) now collects people’s passports to ensure their votes in the town of Ashtarak, center of Armenia’s Aragatsotn province.

One of the local residents told the paper that RPA used to offer AMD 5000 for one passport, while now the stakes are up again, reaching first AMD 10000 and now even AMD 15000.

Ashtarak resident told Yerkir that even the lavish AMD 15000 offer cannot provide passport collection for the party. The locals demand that the money is given in cash now, and not on the election day.

Besides, most of them decided to give their passports for the bribe, but vote for whoever they want at the elections, the source said.

“People have decided to take the money RPA offers, but not vote to favor this party. This is what I’m going to do as well,” resident of Ashtarak told the paper.

RPA has nominated Mnatsakan Mnatsakanyan, mayor of Armenian town of Talin to run in the constituency 15, and he is much unlikely to win in the coming parliamentary elections.

 Top stories
Azerbaijani troops continue with their infiltration attempts in various sections of the borer with Armenia and line of contact.
The body of an Azerbaijani soldier was left in the territory between Armenian and Azerbaijani military positions.
United States planned to start issuing visas in accordance with a new reciprocal arrangement beginning January 1, 2015.
“This exercise aims to empower youth by giving them an opportunity to network,” head of the OSCE Office in Yerevan said.
Partner news