The council of Yerevan shall have 65 members and in Gyumri and Vanadzor there will be 33 members (Article 123). In these cities, a proportional system with closed lists is applied (Articles 124 and 141.2). The largest party or alliance is given the absolute majority of the seats, provided it wins more than 40 per cent of the seats (Article 141.4). Article 141.2 establishes a threshold of 6 per cent for parties and 8 per cent for alliances at the local level. If there are less than three contestants, there is no threshold.