Hayastan Bloc Accuses Government of Using Subsidies to "Buy Votes"
Robert Kocharyan’s Hayastan (Armenia) bloc has accused the Pashinyan government of distributing subsidies to provincial communities to garner votes in this month’s snap parliamentary election.
Aram Vardevanyan, who heads the alliance’s campaign office, accused the government of holding back state subsidies in 2020 and distributing them on the eve of the election.
Vardevanyan, at a Yerevan press conference today, noted that during the 2017 elections, the OSCE / ODIHR mission and the Venice Commission had made a clear demand to the then Armenian authorities to refrain from making promises or taking actions during the pre-election period that could relate to the pre-election process.
Vardevanyan stated that the Hayastan bloc has nothing to do with distributing electoral bribes or any other type of electoral fraud.