YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 1, NOYAN TAPAN. "Our candidate will win in one tour.
Even if all parties in the world support Serge Sargsian, he will not be
able to win, as his general level does not approach even the level of
Levon Ter-Petrosian's driver," Alexander Arzumanian, the head of the
preelection headquarters of presidential candidate Levon Ter-Petrosian
stated at the February 1 press conference. In his words, the opposition
will not permit falsifications and firmly intends to defend its votes.

A. Arzumanian said that nearly 150 supporters of Levon Ter-Petrosian
have been already brought to the Police, pressure is exerted upon
representatives of his preelection headquarters. In particular, today a
court sitting is being held against four members of Ter-Petrosian's
headquarters in Talin, who are accused of hooliganism.

He said that the machinery of state, the law enforcement bodies, media
under authorities' control and first of all the TV companies work on
reproduction of the current regime. A. Arzumanian has a great number of
citizens' applications addressed to presidential candidate, Prime
Minister Serge Sargsian, in which citizens ask to assist them in
solving these or those social or domestic problems. Arzumanian said
that the number of these applications exceeds 10 thousand, the most
part of them is given a positive solution. All these statements are
studied by the general department of the government, which is
immediately connected with the work of the Prime Minister's preelection
headquarters. The National-Liberal Party of Armenia is a mediator in
providing Serge Sargsian's headquarters with such applications. The
party carries out an active agitation in favor of the Prime Minister.
Arzumanian characterized the created mechanism as a "mechanism of
giving state bribes."

The second big violation registered by Ter-Petrosian's preelection
headquarters is the fact that state officials, yard authorities,
thieves in law, who have assumed responsibility for ensuring votes in
favor of Sargsian, give out forms to citizens. As the head of
Ter-Petrosian's headquarters affirmed, the total number of these forms
is nearly 15 thousand, and the citizens are to enter their personal
data in them. Arzumanian said that he is going to present the facts on
these violations to the missions of OSCE/ODIHR and PACE.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress