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Consolidation of civil society of Armenia will result in resignation of President Serzh Sargsyan, political expert Edgar Vardanyan said at today's press-conference.
He said that post-election events may develop according to the two scenarios. First, Serzh Sargsyan will tender his resignation under public pressure and new election will be held. "As for the second scenario, the Constitutional Court will adopt a decision and fix the second round of the election", - the expert said. He also added that permanent kind atmosphere around the opposition candidate for president Raffi Hovannisian is hardening more and more and the pressure of the society is growing. He said that the authorities of Armenia should be wise and make concessions. "They have to agree to the opposition and make power change according to the soft-power principle, that is to say, to discuss the format and terms of resignation", - the expert said and added that otherwise, the people will start revolt and will resolve the issue by means of force.
He said that consolidation of the opposition field may be demonstrated at the forthcoming Elders' Council election on 5 May. "If Hovannisian gathered about 43% in Yerevan, undoubtedly he will be lucky at the forthcoming election as well", - he said.