Robert Kocharyan—the second President, leader of the "Armenia" bloc which will run in Sunday’s snap parliamentary elections, and its candidate for prime minister—on Friday issued a message to the Armenian people; it reads as follows, in particular:
"The campaign for the snap elections has come to an end. During the past month, my teammates and I traveled all around Armenia.
June 20 is a crucial day. [On that day] we choose between a dignified peace and a humiliated disgrace. We choose between a prosperous life and hopeless poverty.
I am confident that you will no longer be deceived. You will reject lies, ignorance, and filth.
I call on you: Let's improve our house, our Armenia together again!
Let's establish lasting peace.
Let's restore our dignity.
Let's heal the wounds.
Let's immortalize our heroes and convey meaning to their heroism.
With our daily hard work, let’s create a healthy, educated, prosperous life for our children and our grandchildren.
That should be the meaning of the choice we will make.
And in general, the meaning of our life.
I am confident that you will not be wrong.
And you rest assured that everything will be fine.
Towards a strong Armenia."