Before today's march in commemoration of the ten victims of March 2008 post-election clashes, Heritage party leader Raffi Hovannisian gave an open air press conference at Liberty Square in Yerevan.
He promised to do his utmost to exclude repetition of the March 2008 tragic events. Mr Hovannisian also answered journalists' questions regarding his decision to appeal the results of the February 18 presidential election in the Constitutional Court.
The Heritage leader said he was going to consult over the issue with people at Saturday's rally in Liberty Square and make his decision the following day.
"I will announce my decision publically on Sunday, March 3," said Mr Hovannisian.
The Heritage leader said he has no connection with the parliamentary hearings initiated by the Heritage faction, Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun) and Republican Party of Armenia (HHK). At the same time, Hovannisian said he did not object to the undertaking as ‘the National Assembly is also a platform for waging a fight.'
Speaking about Ruben Hakhverdyan's statement made at Liberty Square during the Feb. 28 rally, Mr Hovannisian said he did not agree with the singer's viewpoint though he respects the opinion of every and each citizen.
"We had better think about what happened in our country, which gave rise to such an opinion," said the Heritage party leader.
In the end, Mr Hovannisian re-affirmed his commitment to continue the nation-wide movement, saying ‘people should be prepared for long-term struggle, rather instant solutions.'
Speaking about Serzh Sargsyan at yesterday's rally at Liberty Square, Ruben Hakhverdyan said ‘he had come from the remotest depths of an Azerbaijani province.' he meant to say when Serzh Sargsyan was living in Stepanakert, the Nagorno-Karabakh liberation movement had not yet started and Nagorno-Karabakh was still a part of the Soviet Azerbaijan.
Hovannisian's press conference was followed my a march to the Statue of Myasnikyan to commemorate the ten people killed during the violent clashes on March 1, 2008.