Yerevan—President-elect Raffi K. Hovannisian today presided over a rally at Liberty Square, dedicated to International Women’s Day. Among the distinguished women speakers were Anahit Bakhshyan, Maria Titizyan of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation, Ani Kochar, and Armenouhi Hovannisian. Yervand Manaryan, Stepan Hasan-Jalalyan, and Tigran Nahapetyan also spoke about the role of women in the national struggle.
Yerevan—President-elect Raffi K. Hovannisian has just completed a two-day regional victory tour, which began yesterday in Tavush, where exuberant crowds turned up in town squares to mark the February 18 victory of the Armenian people. He was joined en route by Vigen Khachatryan—the former governor of the Lori region, who has publically dedicated himself to the popular movement—along with Zaruhi Postanjyan and Styopa Safaryan of the Heritage party.