Armenia's Constitutional Court today started hearing of appeals of presidential candidates Raffi Hovanisian and Andrias Ghukasian, who demand that the Court annul the results of the February 18 presidential election.
In the meantime, about 20 young people gathered outside the CC building demanding to ‘validate the victory of people in the February ballot.' However, the action was inhibited by the police who said the group was interfering with the work of the Court.
The demonstrators latter regrouped at the corner, trying to make their voice audible. They urge the Constitutional Court to hand down fair ruling at least once.
The country's highest judicial body continues the study of the appeals. The Central Election Commission acts as a respondent in the suit, with the Prosecutor's Office and Police as co-respondents. Serzh Sargsyan, who is a third party in the suit, has authorized Minister of Justice Hrayr Tovmasyan and Republican lawmaker David Haurutyunyan to represent his interests in the Constitutional Court.
Raffi Hovanisian urges the Central Election Commission, the Police and the General Prosecutor's Office to admit that he was the rightful winner in last month's presidential.