‘“I came to ask for monetary assistance. My father is sick in bed; I have no money for medication. My vision is minus 35. I cannot work,’ she said.
Ms. Hamest was assuring that she would vote for the ANC and Levon Ter-Petrosyan. ‘I used to be a [ruling coalition’s] Republican [Party of Armenia (RPA)] member, but I have left it now. It [the Party] did not endorse my several requests; I came out.’
It became apparent much later that an ANC member had not allowed the women to approach the First President and said: ‘We are not one of those who give out money,’” Aravot writes.