June 24
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YEREVAN. – The National Assembly (NA) “Tsarukyan” Faction will vote in favor of—Ambassador to UK—Armen Sarkissian’s candidacy as the next President of Armenia.

NA “Tsarukyan” Faction head, Prosperous Armenia Party Chairman, and tycoon Gagik Tsarukyan on Saturday stated about the aforesaid at his meeting with the MPs of this faction.

He said Sarkissian’s views are in line with those of the “Tsarukyan” faction.

The presidential election will be held at the parliament on March 2.

Armen Sarkissian needs 79 votes to be elected in the first round, and the ruling coalition forces have 65 seats at the NA.

In view of this decision by the Tsarukyan bloc, one can be sure that presidential candidate Sarkissian, who was nominated by the ruling Republican Party of Armenia, will be elected in the first round.

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