Decision 2013: Armenian first president said all seven candidates are worthy

Decision 2013: Armenian first president said all seven candidates are worthy

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Armenia’s first president Levon Ter Petrosyan, who has voted in the N 9/11 polling station said he voted for the “sake of the Republic of Armenia”. Ter-Petrosyan said all seven candidates are worthy and he would have voted for all of them if there was a chance.

Ter-Petrosyan, led a formidable challenge to the presidency in 2008 and subsequently was the catalyst of protests that led to a violent post-election uprising that resulted in 10 deaths, dozens of arrests and multiple injuries. The 68-year old statesman did not stand for election in this year’s campaign, citing his age as one reason for not engaging in the process.

President Serzh Sargsyan who has cast his ballot in the same polling station hours earlier said he voted for “Armenia’s future”.