Political expert: Reports that the Azeri Parliament might adopt a law "On Occupied Territories of Azerbaijan" were just an attempt to see the reaction of the Azeri society, Armenia and the world community
Marat Terterov: Armenia’s long term security will be better served by strengthening economic security, rather than defining national security on the basis of the Tsarist Russian catch-cry “armiya i flot”
Candidate for president, Leader of the Union for National Self- Determination Party Paruyr Hayrikyan told media at the polling station that he voted for himself. He said he "lifted his head boastfully" seeing his name in the ballot paper and decided to put a mark against his name "despite those who consider him a selfish person."
As of 2:00pm local time on February 18 the voter turnover was 33.09%. CEC representative Silva Markosyan told media a total of 836,710 people have already voted out of the total 2,528,463 voters (by preliminary data).