Speaker: wounded candidate for Armenia’s president Hayrikyan to be operated in the morning
YEREVAN, February 1. /ARKA/. Armenian presidential nominee Paruyr Hayrikian who got a gunshot wound Thursday night will be operated Friday morning, Armenian speaker Hovik Abrahamyan told journalists.
It will not be a complicated surgery, Abrahamyan said.
Hayrikyan was shot in the shoulder in the center of Yerevan, Tpagrichneri street, where he lives, around 23:30 yesterday.
Now he is in a moderate condition, doctors say.
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--