ARF Endorses Kocharian’s Candidacy

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan/Hayots Ashkhar)–Representative of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Executive Council of Armenia Vahan Hovanessian met with Acting President and Prime Minister Robert Kocharian Thursday.

"I approached Kocharian as a representative of the ARF Executive Council. This was one in the series of dialogs he has been carrying out with the political forces in Armenia. Personally–I was very glad to meet with him. I knew Kocharian from the most difficult years of the Karabakh struggle–and I rate him highly as a fighter," said Hovanessian.

"I also had the honor of conveying to Kocharian ARF’s decision to support his candidacy in the upcoming presidential elections," continued Hovanessian.

The two exchanged opinions on the upcoming presidential election and the internal political situation in the country–reiterating the significance of a free and fair election.

Special attention was given to issues of concern in the "Trial of 31."


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