ANDRIAS GHUKASYAN TO CEASE HUNGER STRIKE AT 16:00

13:58, 19 February, 2013

YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 19, ARMENPRESS: Andrias Ghukasyan, Armenia's February
18 Presidential election candidate will stop hunger strike at 16:
00. The candidate's headquarter coordinator Armen Grigoryan told
Armenpress, Andrias is going to cease his hunger strike on February
19. After Ghukasyan is scheduled to pass a medical examination,and
make efforts to recover. Later Andrias Ghukasyan will come forth with
statement regarding February 18 elections.

February 18 Armenia's Presidential candidate Andrias Ghukasyan has
been holding hunger strike started the launch of pre -election
campaign on January 21 with the demand to delay Presidential
elections. Presidential candidate was unable to participate in February
18 elections due to poor health condition.

In accordance with the preliminary results Serzh Sargsyan was
re-elected. He has received 861 160 votes, 58.64 percent of the valid
votes."Heritage" party leader Raffi Hovhannisyan has received 539
672 votes (36,75 percent), the third comes Hrant Bagratyan with 31
643 votes (2,15 percent), 18 093 citizens (1.23 percent ) have cast
their votes for Presidential candidate Paruyr Hayrikyan, subjected
to an assassination attempt.


From: Baghdasarian