Registration as Presidential Candidates of Citizens Nominated as Presidential Candidates
1. Every citizen nominated as a presidential candidate may be registered upon nomination by one party or upon self-nomination.
2. The Central Electoral Commission shall consider registering a citizen nominated as a presidential candidate, if the following documents have been submitted within the time period set in Paragraph 1 of Article 89 of this Code:
2) receipt with the name of the citizen nominated as a presidential candidate, proving that electoral deposit has been paid;
3) document certifying that the citizen nominated as a presidential candidate has been a citizen of the Republic of Armenia for the last ten years and is not a national of any other country;
4) document certifying that the citizen nominated as a presidential candidate has permanently resided in the Republic of Armenia for the last ten years;
5) written statement from the citizen nominated as a presidential candidate, about his or her consent to be registered as presidential candidate, if the nomination is made by a political party;
6) declaration of the citizen nominated as a presidential candidate, about his/her property and income, in accordance with procedures defined by the Republic of Armenia Law on “Declaration of Property and Income by Senior Public Officials of the Republic of Armenia”.
7) a passport copy of the citizen nominated as a candidate.
3. The forms of documents certifying that the candidate is a citizen of the Republic of Armenia and, during the last ten years, has permanently resided in the Republic of Armenia are established by the Central Electoral Commission. The aforementioned documents shall be issued by an authorized state body to the citizen nominated as a candidate or his/her authorized representative within three days after the receipt of a written request from the citizen. The authorized body shall refuse to provide the aforementioned document(s) if the application does not comply with requirements set forth in the sub-points 3 and 4 of the point 2 of this Article.
4. After the Central Electoral Commission receives the documents required for registration of a citizen nominated as a presidential candidate, and prior to the registration of that candidate, the nominee or his or her authorized representative shall have the right to participate in Central Electoral Commission sessions with an advisory vote.
5. The Central Electoral Commission shall issue a communiqué on the registration of presidential candidates within three days.
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