Leader of the Heritage party, Raffi Hovannisian, who is disputing President Serzh Sargsyan's official reelection, will hold a press conference at the Noyan Tapan Press Club, one hour after the Central Election Commission announces its final version of the election results.
"Tens of thousands of citizens defied police orders and gathered at Liberty Square on Sunday, February 24, to rededicate themselves to the ongoing struggle for freedom and justice in their homeland," Raffi Hovannisian's Headquarters aid in a statement.
"Addressing the crowd, president-elect Raffi Hovannisian vowed to carry out the will of the people and to mark its victory in all regions of the Republic of Armenia. He will continue the victory tour until February 28, the date of the next approved rally at Liberty Square.
The crowd was electric, the chants were fierce, and the citizens looked very much as they did during the Arstakh movement of 1988. "A new flood is rising in the Valley of Ararat-a pure, benevolent, but powerful flood in which the fear, fraud, and hatred of all Armenians will drown," he declared. "The flood, however, will pass-leaving in its trail a fertile land upon which we will together build a new Armenia."
In the end Raffi Hovannisian, accompanied by his family and supporters, walked to Yerablur to pay tribute to all soldiers of all times who gave their life for the good of the nation. Thousands of citizens followed him to the cemetery on the hill, where Hovannisian laid flowers at the graves of heroes and led the Armenians in a singing of the national anthem," reads the statement.
On Saturday, Hovannisian visited five major towns and areas in Armenia where he garnered considerable support in the February 18 ballot. In Ashtarak, Vanadzor and Gyumri, Hovannisian rallied thousands of local people, urging them to come to Yerevan on Sunday to join his bid for a power change.