YEREVAN, March 21. / ARKA /. The Zharangutyun (Heritage) opposition Armenian party, headed by US-born Raffi Hovannisian, has called on its supporters today to rally March 28 at Freedom Square in downtown Yerevan for an antigovernment demonstration.
Speaking to reporters, Hovanissian said the rally would become the beginning of what he called ‘radical changes’ in Armenia. Hovannisian said also he hoped that not only political forces, but also civil and social movements would join him.
He said the rallies would be held on regular basis and expressed hope that the citizens and political forces would achieve a change of leadership in the country.
Hovannisian also argued that Armenia must recognize the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh in its current borders.
He said it is wrong when Armenia’s leadership wants other countries to recognize Nagorno-Karabakh while it itself does nothing in that direction.
In the 2013 presidential election Hovannisian lost to the incumbent Serzh Sargsyan, who was reelected with 58.64 % of the vote. Hovannisian received 36.74 % and refused to recognize the outcome of the poll. -0-