"Why did I go to the presidential residence on foot? ... because I have no complexes, because I have no fear in my homeland. I can show respect and demand adequate response. I showed my respect [for Serzh Sargsyan] and at the same time demanded that he recognize the victory of our people. But he gave me a negative answer," Heritage party leader Raffi Hovannisian said at Liberty Square on Friday.
"I suggested calling a new presidential election instead of drinking campaign but he refused my offer. Then I said, "If you are not ready for a new election, then punish all election riggers, including regional governors, heads of headquarters and communities, ministers and lawmakers," Raffi Hovannisian said commenting on his yesterday's meeting with Serzh Sargsyan.
"You (Serzh Sargsyan) are obliged to punish everyone without exception, you should publicly say that you will do it and you have proofs for doing this. Second, if you are not ready to do this and you do not have opportunity to do and recognize the power of people, then do not be offended by me," continue Mr Hovannisian.
"Third I said, "Well, Mr Sargsyan, let us shift to the full proportional voting system and call extraordinary parliamentary elections but he again he gave a negative reply. I have nothing else to say. I just want to remind that our soldiers must protect our borders and our territorial integrity. The person, who will try to ‘direct' our soldiers, will have to deal with me and Armenian people. We are committed to continue out struggle in a peaceful and constitutional way. Tomorrow we shall ‘take the victory' to Armenian cities. We shall visit Ashtarak, Vanadzor, Gyumri and on Sunday we shall return to Yerevan and rally our supporters here at 3 p.m. I want to inform Yerevan Mayor, who did not authorize our rally, that we shall seize every and each opportunity to bring our citizens to Liberty Square. Are you ready to win? I am ready!" said Mr Hovannisian.