Local elections were held in Armenia on 12 February and 9 September 2012.
Armenian local elections, 2012 Wikipedia
The February elections saw the ruling Republican Party of Armenia retain control of thirty cities.
The September local elections were held in 438 municipalities, including Gyumri where Samvel Balsanayan of Prosperous Armenia was elected mayor. Voter turnout averaged 49.52%, ranging from 15% in Gai to 93.8% in Aravus.
A total of 716 candidates contested the mayoral positions, of which 342 were members of the Republican Party, 289 were independents, 48 were members of Prosperous Armenia, 20 were members of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation and twelve were from the Rule of Law party.