Ruben Hayrapetyan will lay down his deputy mandate anyway
Despite rumors that Republican parliamentarian, oligarch Ruben Hayrapetyan has changed his mind and is no longer going to law down his deputy mandate, the parliamentarian will remain committed to his decision, Hraparak newspaper reports referring to its sources in the Republican Party of Armenia.
By data of the newspaper, Hayrapetyan will law down his deputy mandate at the upcoming sitting of the National Assembly.
The paper writes that the ruling party is in quest of a new candidate for Avan Administrative District where Hayrapetyan ran. Republican Party representatives say they will not yield the district to another party. To recall, on June 17, the security guards of Armenian oligarch, Head of the Football Federation of Armenia Rouben Hayrapetyan severely beat Major Vahe Avetyan, Head of the HENT department of the Yerevan military hospital, as well as doctor Artak
Bayadyan and Senior Lieutenant of the Armenian Armed Forces Garik Soghomonyan in Harsnakar restaurant owned by Hayrapetyan. Avetyan was taken to hospital and underwent brain surgery. He died on June 29 around 7 pm. A relevant criminal case has been instituted. Under public pressure, Hayrapetyan refused his deputy mandate. A number of public organizations and youth initiatives have united into "Vahe Avetyan" movement and regularly picket Harskaqar and Police buildings demanding punishment of all guilty in that vendetta. Afterwards, an open letter by a group of "intellectuals" was published. The authors of the letter asked Hayrapetyan not to law down his mandate as they pinned hopes with parliamentarian Hayrapetyan.