Armenian local elections, 2012

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Local elections were held in Armenia on 12 February and 9 September 2012.[1][2]

February elections[edit]

The February elections saw the ruling Republican Party of Armenia retain control of thirty cities.[1]

September elections[edit]

The September local elections were held in 438 municipalities, including Gyumri where Samvel Balsanayan of Prosperous Armenia was elected mayor.[3] Voter turnout averaged 49.52%, ranging from 15% in Gai to 93.8% in Aravus.[3]

A total of 716 candidates contested the mayoral positions, of which 342 were members of the Republican Party, 289 were independents, 48 were members of Prosperous Armenia, 20 were members of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation and twelve were from the Rule of Law party.[3]


Candidate Votes %
Samvel Balasanyan 27,500 64.91
Hovsep Simonyan 10,281 24.27
Andranik Avetisyan 2,458 5.80
Spartak Petrosyan 2,130 5.03
Invalid/blank votes 3,359
Total 45,728 100
Registered voters/turnout 125,657 36.39
Source: Caucasus Election Watch[3]


  1. ^ a b Armenia: Rulling Party Wins Local Elections Eastbook, 14 February 2012
  2. ^ Local elections in Armenia see 49.52% turnout, 10 September 2012
  3. ^ a b c d New Mayor for Gyumri as Armenians vote in local elections Caucasus Election Watch, 10 September 2012