YEREVAN.- Serzh Sargsyan is avoiding electoral debates, Armenian presidential candidate, former PM Hrant Bagratyan told voters in Armavir, the administrative center of Armavir region.
According to Bagratyan, no candidate answered to any of his debate invitations, Armenian News-NEWS.am correspondent reports.
Bagratyan said he is ready to hold debates with Serzh Sargsyan who “has no program.”
“Five years ago, they promised to increase domestic production by 100% - but increased by 4%, while the global average is 14%. Consequently, the regime of Sargsyan set us back by 10% from the entire world. I admit that not all industries can be equally well versed. Let him send the Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Chairman of the Central Bank then. I am ready to debate with all of them together. But they are not coming,” Bagratyan said.
He recalled that a year ago, on the eve of parliamentary elections, Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan rejected similar invitation.
“We feel, and they understand that such debates are dangerous for them. They understand who is willing to follow through. And if I feel that there is such desire in the people, no doubt, that I will join this course, and sooner or later I will reach the goal,” the presidential candidate concluded.