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They will fight only for the second place at the presidential election
in Armenia, as an incumbent President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan is the
first-runner beyond competition, vice-speaker of the Armenian
parliament, press-secretary of the ruling RPA, Edward Sharmazanov, said
at today's press-conference.
"It was for the first time for many years that Sargsyan slagged off the policy conducted by Azerbaijani and Turkish authorities. This was the reason why he gained a status of the all-Armenian president. We have got a president which does not tell lies and does not play tricks. He has been developing democracy. Undoubtedly, we still have problems, but they may be also resolved in the near future. Sargsyan has gained respect of the heads of international structures. His rating is high. For this reason, the electorate will vote just for him", - Sharmazanov said.
He declined to comment on ex-foreign minister Vartan Oskanian's statement that if the leader of the PAP does not run for president, in that case he will do that. "Oskanian's statement is private. For me the statement by the leader of the PAP Gagik Tsarukyan in 2011, according to which he is going to support Serzh Sargsyan's candidacy at the presidential election 2013, is an official position of the PAP", - he said.