In case of nomination of a single opposition candidate for president, ANC will support its leader
In case of nomination of a single opposition candidate for president, Armenian National Congress (ANC) will support its leader Levon Ter-Petrosyan, secretary of the parliamentary faction of ANC, Aram Manukyan, said at today's press-conference.
Representative of Supreme Body of ARF "Dashnaktiutyun", Armen Rustamyan, said earlier about the necessity of nomination of a single candidate for president from the opposition. Representatives of the Heritage party Armen Martirosyan and Free Democrats party Aleksandr Arzumanyan said that their parties will support the leader of the Heritage party Raffi Hovannisian.
He also added that first it is early to speak about it and it seems unrealistic that there will be one candidate who will be accepted by everyone. "Of course it is desirable version as the fate of opposition and nation will facilitate, but it is early to speak about it now as it is not time for nominations and it is not ruled out that there will be changes", Aram Manukyan said.
He said that ANC will nominate Levon Ter-Petrosyan in any case, as they know who the leader is. "I think that we will hold discussions on this issue and make decision in the second half of September" he said. In this context, he added that discussions were not held which candidate for the NKR president to support, as the NKR is an independent republic and interference of Armenian political forces in the electoral processes of Karabakh is wrong. "We shall
support the candidate which will be elected as a result of the democratic election", - he concluded.