The results of public hearings on Azatek gold-polymetallic mining in Azatek settlement of Vayots Dzor Region held on February 14, 2020 should be considered invalid. The hearings were organized by "Vayq Invest" LLC and Azatek settlement in Vayq Community, Vayots Dzor Region.
It should be mentioned:
1. From the list of the participants in the public hearings posted on Facebook social media, it is visible that the name of the 89th participant, who had voted in favour, had been deleted, which was not included in the protocol.
2. If a person has signed instead of several people, the organizer is responsible for it. The justification of the protocol that the voting of the above-mentioned three persons is valid by video-recording is groundless. This explanation cannot be enough to exclude people from the list because they could simply not appear in the cadre of the video.
3. Taking into consideration that the name of the voter on one side of the lists had been deleted and that the vote of 3 people against which have been considered as invalid for unknown reasons is maintained, the results of the vote will be reversed: 88 people participated, out of which 45 are against and 43 are for the project.
Thus, the voting results, with the slightest difference in favor and against and in the foregoing circumstances, which give rise to serious mistrust among the public, must be declared as invalid.
Photo and video from Vayq Infotun FB page
15:05 February 17, 2020