Hovhannisyan: putting down mandate is not a punishment
The head of the NA ARF Vahan Hovhannisyan answered question of the Aysor.am correspondent whether it was correct for R. Hayrapetyan to put his mandate down.
“Yes it was correct. Putting down the mandate is not a punishment. It is not a crime not being an MP. If someone puts down his mandate it shouldn’t be taken as a punishment. It is in the frames of morality, just like the feeling of guilt. He has put down his mandate within the frames of morality.”
According to the head of commission, the author of photo hasn’t taken into account that the stamp is put only one side of the envelope, so it is impossible to cast the ballot in such position, that all the stamps can be visible.
The main Kurdish militia in Rojava is the Democratic Union Party (PYD), an offshoot of the Turkish-Kurdish rebel movement known as the PKK. According to news reports, the PKK has sent several hundred fighters from Turkey to Syria to help the PYD against the jihadists.