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Decision 2013: Sargsyan says will not visit hunger-striking opponent, calls for ‘concrete=?UTF-8?B?4oCZIA==?=proposal

President Serzh Sargsyan has called on his main opposition rival to engage in real dialogue to end what has been a post-election standoff in Armenia in recent weeks.

Raffi Hovannisian, a defeated opposition candidate in last month’s presidential elections, refuses to recognize Sargsyan’s victory, insisting that he resign before Inauguration Day, April 9. He is conducting a hunger strike in a central Yerevan square, warning that Sargsyan’s swearing in for a second five-year term will only happen over his, Hovannisian’s, ‘dead body’.

Answering questions during a Monday evening press conference attended by representatives of television companies Sargsyan said he would not visit Hovannisian to discuss politics, but if he did, his only purpose would be to urge him to end his hunger strike.

Armenian News

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