Countdown begins for Armenia presidential elections

In the past 20 years, the Armenian people lost faith in the elections, Hovhannisian stated.

Countdown begins for Armenia presidential elections

World Bulletin / News Desk

"Silence" began in Armenia a day before the country holds presidential elections on Monday.

Armenian presidential candidates delivered their last campaign speeches on Saturday and they, according to Armenian election laws, can not deliver speeches or campaign as of Sunday.

As such, Sunday is described as the day of "silence" in Armenia.

Addressing the Armenian people on a TV channel, the current Armenian President Serzh Sargsian stressed that the "Armenian Constitution
prevented the seizure of power."

Accordingly, the word 'revolution' in Armenia refers to not a change in the government system but rather a constitutional change, Sargsian noted.

A major contender for Sargsian, former Armenian Foreign Minister and the leader of the Heritage Party, Raffi Hovhannisian said that the people of Armenia would struggle in the elections for the country's future.

In the past 20 years, the Armenian people lost faith in the elections, Hovhannisian stated.

Paruyr Hayrikyan, a candidate for president and the leader of the Union for National Self-Determination (UNSD) said that if opposition candidates united, President Sargsian would be defeated and the second leg of the elections would have to take place.

 

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