"Mr Serzh Sargsyan, count whether there are 3000 people here [in Freedom Square] or more..."
Heritage party leader Raffi Hovannisian, who has been on hunger strike in the square for at least 13 days disputing the outcome of the February 18 presidential election, began today's rally with the following words.
During his recent meeting with media representatives Serzh Sargsyan stressed that 3000 people attend Hovannisian's rallies at best.
Raffi Hovannisian also presented the proposals he is going to make to Serzh Sargsyan.
First, I suggest that the authorities convene early presidential or parliamentary elections, eliminate majoritarian voting system and publicize the list of voters who cast their ballots in the Feb. 18 ballot.
Second, I demand that Serzh Sargsyan dismiss at least five governors and appoint to the positions the people offered by me.
Third, I call for the dismissal of mayors and village heads - the main election riggers.
Fourth, all people involved in election rigging should be subjected to criminal liability.
Fifth, government officials and heads of services should be appointed by Raffi Hovannisian. Prosecutor General, heads of Tax and Customs Services, National Security Council, Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Education and Science, Anti-Corruption Committee should be "representatives of the society" suggested by Hovannisian.
"This document can not be challenged before the conduct of early parliamentary elections, "said the Heritage leader.
The next post-election rally led by Heritage party leader Raffi Hovannisian is due to be held in Freedom Square at 6.00 p.m. March 29.
During the meeting, the Heritage leader will present the future road map to his supporters.