April 12, 2012 - 12:22 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - After long hesitation, president of the Football Federation of Armenia (FFA) Ruben Hayrapetyan decided to run for the parliament in constituency 1, after he heard rumors that leader of the opposition Armenian National Congress (ANC) Levon Ter-Petrossian is going to nominate his candidacy here.
“I decided to use the opportunity and show everyone the real Ter-Petrossian by rivaling him in the same constituency,” member of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) Hayrapetyan, nominated by majority system in Yerevan’s Avan district told the journalists. "But he seems to be afraid and not nominate his candidacy here."
RPA representative said he is ready to support ANC members with providing a headquarters office.
When asked by journalists whether he had supported Ter-Petrossian and is ready to further render assistance to him, Hayrapetyan replied: “I’m ready to support any miserable citizen of Armenia”.
He further clarified that by saying “miserable” he meant not those lacking finance, but rather immature and poor in political sense, adding he is ready to provide his advice and guidance. Stepan Safaryan from Heritage party and ANC representative Gayane Arustamyan are also running in this constituency.
RPA candidate declared that he is not going to debate with Arustamyan since he believed a debate with a woman is not the right thing to do.
Speaking about the election campaign, Hayrapetyan said his opponents and he have equal chances to win, and voiced readiness to shake hands with any of his rivals who gains victory.