Candidate for Armenia’s president Hayrikyan not in danger of death, doctors say
YEREVAN, February 1. /ARKA/. Armenian presidential nominee Paruyr Hayrikian who got a gunshot wound Thursday night is not in danger of death, representative of Grigor Lusavorich Medical Center told journalists.
According to information available around one o’clock at night, there was no need for an operation and the rumors that the lung was affected were not confirmed.
Hayrikyan who was shot in the center of Yerevan, Tpagrichneri street, where he lives, around 23:30 yesterday is in a stable condition now, doctors say.
Hayrikyan was a well-known dissident in Soviet times.
Armenia’s presidential elections are scheduled for February 18.
Eight nominees are running for Armenia’s president: current president Serzh Sargsyan, former prime minister and leader of Freedom party Hrant Bagratyan, former foreign minister and head of Heritage party Raffi Hovhannisyan, famous Soviet dissident and leader of National Self-Determination party Paruyr Hayrikyan, ex foreign minister of Karabakh Arman Melikyan, political scientist and head of Radio Hay Andrias Ghukasyan, philologist Vardan Sedrakyan and leader of National Consent party Aram Harutinyan. –0--