How much will Armenia's snap parliamentary elections cost?
Armenia's government has approved a decision to allocate about 3 billion drams (about $6.1 million) for the preparation and holding of early parliamentary elections on December 9.
The acting Minister of Justice Artak Zeynalyan said some 2.7 billion drams will be released from the reserve fund of the government for the Central Election Commission.
According to him, another 10 million drams will be provided to the Ministry of Justice for the publication of 10 thousand copies of the Electoral Code, and 234.2 million drams to the police.
Of that amount 10 million drams will be spent on the purchase of clothing and stationery, and the remaining 224.2 million drams will be used for communication services and verification of the voter lists, ARKA reported.
Acting First Deputy Prime Minister Ararat Mirzoyan said Armenia will receive also assistance from international and donor organizations under the UN auspices, including the installation of video surveillance equipment and the publication of training materials.