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New Opposition Bloc Formed For Yerevan Polls

Raffi Hovannisian’s Zharangutyun (Heritage) party has teamed up with five other, smaller opposition groups to participate in the upcoming municipal elections in Yerevan, it was announced on Thursday.

The new opposition alliance named Barev Yerevan (Hello Yerevan) is among seven parties and blocs that have filed for registration with the Central Election Commission (CEC) for the vote slated for May 5. They include the ruling Republican Party (HHK), the opposition-leaning Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) and two major opposition forces, the Armenian National Congress (HAK) and Dashnaktsutyun.

The CEC is expected to approve their inclusion on the ballot by March 31. Campaigning for the elections will officially start on April 7.

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