YEREVAN, February 18. /ARKA/. Armenia’s presidential candidate Paruyr Hayrikyan voted on the Election day at 27/25 polling station in Kokht village of Kotayk region.
Novosti-Armenia reporter informed after the polling, Hayrikyan told reporters that he had voted for his own programs.
According to him, today’s Armenia is more democratic than that of the past years, but he would like to see the republic more legal and socially protected.
“And we are all struggling for that,” Hayrikyan said and added that this task’s solution depends on the voters’ motivation. The choice must not be done out of fear, it is the most important thing.
He also noted the second round will be necessary if the elections are democratic.
Hayrikyan also added if the other oppositional candidates accepted his proposal to team up around one single candidate, it would be possible to avoid the second round of elections as the oppositional candidate would win the vote.
According to the Central Electoral Commission, as of 14:00, 33.02% of constituency or 836,710 registered people have voted.
Presidential elections in Armenia kicked off on February 18.
Seven candidates are running for the country’s president today: incumbent president Serzh Sargsyan, former prime minister and leader of Freedom party Hrant Bagratyan, former foreign minister and leader of Heritage party Raffi Hovannisian, well-known Soviet dissident and leader of Union for National Self-Determination party Paruyr Hayrikyan, former foreign minister of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Arman Melikyan, political scientist and head of Radio Hay Andrias Ghukasyan and specialist in epic studies Vardan Sedrakyan. -0-