"This is the first round of decisive victory, Heritage party leader Raffi Hovannisian who began his announced hunger strike on Sunday and has already spent one night in Freedom square, said during a meeting with journalists.
"This is a triumphant celebration and no one can take it away from us. I do not want to see tears and emotions in Freedom square; I want to see only joy. I advise all those who will come here with sad faces to stay at home," said Mr Hovannisian.
The Heritage party leader said he did not he did not decline Serzh Sargsyan's invitation for another meeting. "Mr Sargsyan, I have not turned down your offer. The presidential palace disseminated false information saying that I had rejected your invitation. I invite you to come here to Freedom square to an open or private meeting. You are free to decide the format although I am for an open discussion."
Raffi Hovannisian advised Serzh Sargsyan to choose the ‘path of self-purification' at the period of fasting and penitence (Lent). "During my next visit to the presidential residence I shall introduce myself as a representative elected by the people."
Ordinary citizens and political figures, including Chairman of People's Party of Armenia, Stepan Demirchyan, have been visiting Raffi Hovannisian throughout the day.