Gagik Sargsyan from the opposition Civil Contract party won regional elections in Nor Kyank community in Armenia’s Aragatsotn province.
Also running for the head of the community was Mayis Abrahamyan from the ruling Republican Party (RPA).
Meanwhile, Arayik Khandoyan from Sasna Tsrer movement and acting chief Yervand Khachatryan lost the elections to a former head of Tsaghkahovit community, Norain Hakobyan.
An armed group known as Sasna Tsrer (Daredevils of Sassoun) stormed a Yerevan police patrol department in mid-July and took everyone inside hostage. Throughout the following days, the group released the captives one by one. After negotiations that lasted for a little over two weeks, the gunmen agreed to surrender to the law enforcement bodies. Three police officers were killed during this period.
Khandoyan is currently jailed.
In Vagharshapat, where an armed incident accurred on the eve of the elections, acting mayor Karen Grigoryan from RPA won with an overwhelming majority of votes.