June 20, 2021 – 11:44 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – The leader of Hayastan (Armenia) bloc, Second President Robert Kocharyan and his wife, Bella Kocharyan, cast their ballots in Sunday, June 20’s snap parliamentary elections, voting “for dignified peace and economic prosperity.”
Asked how he is assessing his chances of winning, Kocharyan charged: “Do you still have doubts?”
The former President also spoke about the alliance’s contacts with former Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan, who has expressed support for the alliance although as PM he was a member of the Republican Party. Kocharyan said Karapetyan supports his bloc but failed to provide details about their collaboration in the future.
Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced on March 18 that Armenia will hold snap parliamentary elections on June 20. The PM came under fire after signing a statement with the Russian and Azerbaijani Presidents to end the war in Nagorno-Karabakh almost 45 days after the start of the military hostilities. Under the deal, the Armenian side was forced to return all the seven regions surrounding Karabakh, having lost a part of Karabakh itself in hostilities.