The Heritage Party condemns the physical assault on independent MP candidate Meruzhan Mkhoyan that took place on Friday, April 6. Running in the single-mandate constituency No. 21 in the Armavir region—and opposed in the race by Republican-backed Aleksan Petrosian—Mkhoyan withdrew his candidacy as a direct result of the assault. Press service of Heritage party informs about this.
Heritage demands that the Central Electoral Commission and law enforcing bodies conduct a fair and thorough investigation of the case. Such violence brutally undermines the electoral process, and nothing like it must ever happen again.
Remind that some days ago MP candidate Meruzhan Mkhoyan was taken out from his house and was beaten. Armenian media spread some versions about the case but the guilty people are not known and not punished yet.