Nalbandian: Racism and racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance grossly violate human dignity and give rise to tensions within and between societies. That is why the fight against them became one of the main priorities of our chairmanship.
Prosperous Armenia Party is seriously concerned over the assassination attempt against Paruyr Hayrikyan, a candidate for president of Armenia, Leader of the Union for National Self-Determination Party.
The Party's statement received by ArmInfo reads that the members of Prosperous Armenia Party express human solidarity with Paruyr Hayrikyan. At the same time, the Party expects the law-enforcers to expose the crime in a short period of time.
The assassination attempt against Paruyr Hayrikyan, candidate for president of Armenia, Leader of the Union for National Self-Determination Party, was made in the Tpagrichnery Street in Yerevan overnight. Hayrikyan was hospitalized with a gunshot wound in shoulder. A criminal case was initiated on the fact.
Besides Hayrikyan, the presidential candidates are as follows: incumbent president Serzh Sargsyan from the Republican Party and former prime minister Hrant Bagratyan from the Liberty Party, Leader of Heritage Party Raffi Hovannisian, Advisor for Political Issues of the Refugees and the International Law Civil Society Network, ex-foreign minister of NKR Arman Melikyan, Leader of National Accord Party Aram Haroutiunyan, political expert Andrias Ghukasyan, and specialist in epic Vardan Sedrakyan. The elections will be held on Feb 18 2013.