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Presidential election in Armenia won't be postponed

2013-02-05 14:03

The presidential candidate of Armenia Paruyr Hayrikyan, who was recently injured in an assassination attempt, will not initiate a postponement of the election. According to the, this was announced by his lawyer Levon Baghdasaryan on February 5.


Hayrikyan, who is still in the hospital, had the opportunity to appeal to the Constitutional Court with a request to postpone the voting day. According to the Constitution of Armenia, the presidential election can be postponed for two weeks, if a candidate faces "insurmountable obstacles" that hinder his election campaign.

Earlier, the day after the attack, Hayrikyan said he did not want to postpone the election, but due to the state of his health he was forced to initiate its transfer.

Recall, the attempt on the presidential candidate, party leader of the "Association "National Self-Determination" Paruyr Hayrikyan was committed yesterday in the evening, January 31, near his home in Yerevan.

Police has launched the search of the offender. According to the Chief of Armenian Police Vladimir Gasparyan, the investigation was studying "all possible versions".


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