First president of Armenia ready to vote for all seven candidates
YEREVAN, February 18. /ARKA/. The first president of Armenia Levon
Ter-Petrosyan told reporters after he cast his ballot at 9/11 polling
station that he was ready to vote for all seven candidates.
Seven contenders 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 Hovhannisyan, well-known 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 and specialist in epic studies
`If it was allowed by the law, I would have voted for all seven
candidates with pleasure’, Ter-Petrosyan joked.
Ter-Petrosyan mocked all candidates for being `more than worthy’, but,
he said, he voted for the Republic of Armenia. He also said that he
always had good expectations of the elections.
Asked to comment on the current president Serzh Sargsyan’s voting for
secure Armenia, Ter-Petrosyan said that his comment may be considered
anti-propaganda. -0 –