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Sarkisian signals readiness for dialogue with opposition challenger

Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian has agreed, in principle, to start a dialogue with Raffi Hovannisian based on the proposals the opposition leader sent him last week to end the post-election standoff.

At a Friday rally attended by thousands of his supporters Hovannisian demanded at least snap parliamentary elections and other serious government concessions in what he described as his last compromise offer to Sarkisian.

Hovannisian, who has staged protests in Yerevan and provinces for several weeks claiming victory in last month’s presidential election officially won by Sarkisian, in particular, offered to recognize the incumbent’s continued ‘de-facto’ presidency in exchange for a promise of snap parliamentary polls to be held by the end of this year, as well as sweeping electoral reforms and several key government positions to be held by people named by him.

Armenian News

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