Paruyr Hayrikyan, a presidential candidate in Armenia who was wounded by unknown gunmen in Yerevan on Thursday night, is already recovering after Friday's surgery.
"He has been transferred from the resuscitation department to a ward," Gagik Manukyan, Deputy Director of Grigor Lusavorich medical center, told A1+.
The doctor describes Hayrikyan's condition as satisfactory. Hayrikyan can be discharged from hospital in two or three days, depending on the recovery process.
On Tuesday, February 4, Hayrikyan's representatives will hold a press conference at the Yerevan Hotel. They will announce whether or not they will petition to the Constitutional Court (CC) with a formal request to postpone the presidential election slated for February 18 for two weeks.
Paruyr Hayrikyan, Chairman of the National Self-Determination Union, is one of eight candidates running in the February 18 vote.
According to Armenia's constitution, the election could be postponed by two weeks if a candidate is unable to campaign or run. In the event of a candidate's death, a new election is called, to be held within 40 days.
During the attack, Hayrikyan was wounded in his shoulder, in the courtyard of his house. He was taken to hospital after his neighbours, who heard shots and found him, called police and an ambulance. Hayrikyan underwent surgery on Friday.