Armenia's Constitutional Court is to hear on January 25 the complaint of Styopa Safaryan, a member of the oppositional Heritage party who was running for parliament (at Precinct 1) in a by-election scheduled for December 2. Mr Safaryan is disputing the December 7 decision of the Territorial Electoral Commission's (TEC) on the election outcome.
Safaryan's main rival at the precinct was Robert Sargsyan, a candidate of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (HHK), the brother-in-law of Yerevan Mayor Taron Margaryan who reportedly won the December 2 election at Precinct N1 that includes Yerevan's Avan and Nor-Norq district. The parliamentary seat was vacated after former HHK MP Ruben Hayrapetyan laid down his mandate over the Harsnakar deadly incident.
Styopa Safaryan demands that the CIC annul the TEC decision.
The Heritage member recently posted on his Facebook account a 25-page application regarding flagrant and systematic violations observed during the pre-election campaign as well as on the voting day. He also enclosed the video material provided by media outlets.