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Ruling Party Cancels Yerevan Rally

February 21, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

President Serzh Sarkisian’s Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) cancelled a planned rally in downtown Yerevan on Thursday, citing the need not to heighten political tension in the country following Monday’s presidential election.

The HHK also urged Raffi Hovannisian, the main opposition presidential candidate, to recognize his defeat in the vote.

The ruling party was due to celebrate Sarkisian’s disputed victory in Yerevan’s Liberty Square at the rally scheduled for Thursday afternoon. Hovannisian, who considers himself the rightful election winner, on Wednesday urged thousands of supporters to confront Sarkisian there and demand “the transfer of power to the people.”

Armenian News

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