YEREVAN, February 18. /ARKA/. A candidate for Armenia’s president, Hrant Bagratyan, has voted for the new Armenia.
Presidential elections in Armenia kicked off on Monday at 1,988 polling stations.
“ I voted for the new Armenia, as I think today’s Armenia expired and can’t develop anymore,” he told reports.
According to Bagratyan, if we consider the elections through an ideological platform, we can see a crash between the capitalism formed by the authorities and the national capitalism.
He called himself the only candidate who had proposed the alternative model for the current one.
“If I win, I will think over further activities schedule. I don’t think about the failure now. Several days ago I was more optimistic though, but now, as I see a scale of violations, I start gradually changing my opinion,” he clarified.
Bagratyan also said the constituents are mainly representatives of the intellectual elites, mainly of old generation.
He added his trustees are monitoring over 1,200 polling stations and his headquarter receives a lot of signals on violations.
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