Armenian presidential candidate Andrias Ghukasyan, who has been on hunger strike since January 21, says he feels well though a little weak.
"Today I gave blood analysis and lost quite a lot of blood, that is why I feel a bit fatigued," said the candidate.
In conversation with reporters Mr Ghukasyan also spoke about Paruyr Hayrikyan's open letter in which he suggests that presidential candidates - Raffi Hovannisian, Hrant Bagratyan and Paruyr Hayrikyan - unite over a joint candidate. Ghukasyan believes that it will not lead to significant changes.
"I call on the three candidates to reconcile themselves with the impending victory of Serzh Sargsyan. Their consolidation can hardly change the pre-election situation in the country. Everything is organizes so as to ensure Sargsyan's victory in the February 18 vote," said Andrias Ghukasyan.
The presidential candidate says Paruyr Hayrikyan does not take elections seriously otherwise he would not make contradictory decisions and keep the society in constant tension.
"Hayrikyan does not understand what he longs for," said Mr Ghukasyan.
He also said that the second interim report of the OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Mission did not contain any assessments of his demands.
In the end, the candidate reiterated his determination to continue the hunger strike till the voting day [February 18].