Yerevan—Raffi K. Hovannisian today received Ambassador Traian Hristea, Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia. Hovannisian and Hristea discussed matters concerning the February 18 vote—including the major violations recorded on election day—and the political crisis fermenting in post-election Armenia.
Yerevan—Raffi K. Hovannisian today visited the hilltop cemetery of Yerablur, where the Armenians had gathered to mark the birthday of slain national hero Vazgen Sargsyan. “We feel his immense power today,” Hovannisian said. “In these historic times for our nation, he inspires our hope, our strength, and our courage.”
Hovannisian announces new rally at Liberty Square—March 5—5pm
Yerevan—Raffi Hovannisian’s headquarters today submitted documents to the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia, formally challenging the results of the presidential elections that were organized on February 18, 2013. At a press conference today, the legal team consisting of Karen Mezhlumyan as well as Heritage spokesman Hovsep Khurshudyan asserted that it has finalized a comprehensive case indicting the authorities in a systematic falsification of democracy.
Yerevan—Today, on the fifth anniversary of the national tragedy that unfolded on the streets of Yerevan, Raffi Hovannisian convened an open-air press conference at Liberty Square. Standing before the press and the citizens gathered there, Hovannisian spoke solemnly about the events of March 1, 2008, when eight civilians and two policemen lost their lives in the aftermath of another presidential election.