Armenia’s Yerkir Tsirani opposition party says it’s ready to launch a class action suit against Yerevan Mayor Taron Margaryan for embezzlement of public funds, incompetence, and other illegalities, all of which, the party argues led to flooding in several major Yerevan streets on June 12.
The party claims that Yerevan lacks a proper sewage and water removal system.
Yerkir Tsirani, in its statement, accuses Margaryan of gross dereliction of duties since assuming the office of Yerevan mayor in 2009 and of squandering some 100 million euros in loans that have been issued the municipality for improving the water distribution and removal system.
The party says its willing to sue the mayor on behalf of all those Yerevan residents and business that suffered due to the flooding.
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