Hrant Bagratyan, Armenia's former prime minister and one of the eight presidential candidates in Armenia, is convinced that Serzh Sargsyan will not be re-elected in the February 18 election.
"I do not even want to say false things about Serzh Sargsyan. If they think they will be re-produced, let them think so," he said.
Hrant Bagratyan, who considers Serzh Sargsyan to be his main challenger in the upcoming ballot, advises his rivals to speak about their plans and programs during the meetings with voters and journalists.
"I have warned the opposition candidates as well. They have already apologized to me for mentioning my name during their meetings. None of the candidates has the right to speak about the other candidates," said Mr Bagratyan.
The presidential candidate today announced that half of the Armenian National Congress (HAK) members support him.
"Members of the Pan-Armenian National Movement (HHSh), one of the key parties affiliated with the HAK, are working in my electoral headquarters," he said.
Speaking about Andrias Ghukasyan, another presidential candidate who has been on hunger strike since January 21, Mr Bagratyan said he was not going to join the protest since he found it [hunger strike] to be ineffective.
Armenia's ex-prime minister also dismissed the reports about his alleged cooperation with the authorities.
Speaking about Serzh Sargsyan's election platform Hrant Bagratyan said, "When I joke with my friends, I say ‘Let the development program of your country be written by Serzh Sargsyan!" This is like a curse for them."